The Italian city has changed, and not just in the looks. Milan is rewriting its future: by giving space to small digital manufacturing, to places for open discussions and to citizen’s engagement.
If I were an Italian design professional, I would look carefully around and count, one by one, the objects that I could inject with goodness: boilers, orthopedic and medical items, gates, intercoms, traffic lights, coatings for industrial warehouses, sidewalks, boilers… And I would see how much work there is to do.
Public and private, large and small, Milan and New York, Venice and the Hamptons, the works of Gaia Nodari, 31, range from one continent to another, distinguished by competence, passion, enthusiasm and innovative visions. Text by Virginio Briatore
Art, design and science as an antidote to the shrinking border between real and artificial: Anthropocene at the Gallery Subalterno1, during Fuorisalone
A historical restaurant in the Brera Design District in Milan, Rigolo, asked 4 young designers to re-design the presentation of its 4 most iconic recipes: to taste during the Fuorisalone
The young designers of today dream of making the world a better place. Like their grand-parents before them. But there is no room for utopias in these new talents, nor for solitary research projects: their design is responsive, injected with intelligence and nourished through the mix with sience, biology, architecture, medicine, and even politics.
The Haze series by WonMin Park is fascinating in its ability to be solid and aetherial at the same time. Design that turns into a metaphor
There are so many design weeks in the world to make your head spin … But do they really serve design? Bea Leanza, curator of the Beijing Design Week, responds
How much does a designer earn? Being famous means becoming rich? If you are designing an item today, when will it be paid? Better a frying pan or a luxury sofa? Which companies can you trust? Do you work for passion or for money? Production or limited edition?.