A jar for ground coffee by Sovrappensiero for Bialetti showcases the added value of design. Which fits gracefully into the already existing daily rituals and renews them without transforming them. bialetti moka design
30 breads made by designers and chefs. In dough, but also in ceramics, to be given away in a lottery during a Gala Dinner to provide funds to Pane Quotidiano, a non profit organization that for 120 years has been feeding those in need. And 10 tales, by famous authors. With Buoni come il pane, a Triennale exhibition, Alessandro Guerriero and Alessandra Zucchi show how to design solidarity. can be designed.
In a time when many, too many, play to divide the world into factions, we desperately need narratives that make us rediscover the sense and joy of doing things together. Like the one suggested by Coop_70: Values in Box at the Triennale in Milan. An optimistic exhibition. LEGGI QUESTO ARTICOLO IN ITALIANO At the opening di Coop_70: Valori in Scatola (at the Triennale, til January 13th) everyone was very busy. There were people discussing which of the slogans (taken from “the street” and from the brand) was more worth being used in a selfie. Kids running amongst apple trees, trying to collect them, or playing with toy hens and eggs. There was a queue to look into the movies periscopes. And also in front of the photomaton, that allowed people to take a picture with a friend and see their faces into a Coop logo. Everyone was laughing. There were, of course, also many who were reading the manifestos, studying the history of products in the multimedia station. And generally enjoying a history that mirrored …
Can you fall in love with a landscape? And how much would you be ready to spend for it? Marco Tabasso, one of the founders of Anotherview and former talent scout of Rossana Orlandi, tells about his digital windows that tell a 24 hours story of special places, why collectors are crazy about them and why design galleries should change radically. Also giving advice to young designers …
It is not easy to talk about the work of Lorenzo Palmeri – architect, designer, musician, author and teacher. The man who got a phone call from Lou Reed who said “I’m in love with your guitar”. An exhibition in Luxembourg now tries to illustrate Palmeri’s multi-disciplinary approach.
The Fab Cities that meet for their Summit in Paris today promise to transform cities into centers for local production and global connection. The Fab Lab in Barcelona explains why this is not a utopia but a possible, citizen-focused future
Some chairs do matter. Eutopia, by Francisco Gomez Paz, shows a possible new way of doing design in the Industry 4.0 world. At the Cascina Cuccagna and at Rossana Orlandi’s during the Milan Design Week.
Designer Carlo Contin has turned his name into a brand: Carlo & Contin. An independent Italian design label that stems from the designer’s two souls: an experimental and and entrepreneurial one.
Biodesign is the 21st century equivalent of interfaces, virtual worlds and videogames: the discipline that makes it possible to create new responsive design solutions by manipulating organisms such as plants, bacteria and cells, as well as to envisage new living creatures through Dna manipulation.
A new economy, based on creativity, is emerging in the south of the Mediterranean: it stems from design thinking, and it is bringing well-being and empowerment, especially to women. The story of Creative Mediterranean, a design project of UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Agency, in which Italy has a lead role (text written with Giuliana Zoppis)