“The coffeemakers of my great-grandparents”, Chiara Alessi’s new book, explains why no new Italian design icons are ever produced. But it is also a (non-moralistic) portrait of the present, a time that is incapable of creating a historical sense. As such, it makes us think, well beyond the boundaries of design.
Marialaura Rossiello Irvine is the art director of the studio founded by James Irvine, the great designer (and her husband) who passed away in 2013. A chat about design, irony and methods. And about memory: how to deal with it to keep those who are are gone near us. Not through in nostalgia but through the desire to carry on.
Mina is an XS chair that aims at the comfort of a normal sized seat, produced by internoitaliano. This is why and how it was designed. Text by Tommaso Caldera
Flexible, sustainable, resistant. Many architects choose wood to build skyscrapers and residential complexes. A (sustainable) road in which Italy has been a trailblazer. But then…
From books to TV series, tiny houses are a dream for many, stirred by the desire for urban nomadism and a “less is more” lifestyle. But life in an XXS home is not everyone’s cup of tea. And here is why (and the answer has got to do with design)
The Fuorisalone at BASE in Zona Tortona will be a critical investigation of Smart Cities and City Making. Among the initiatives, Trouble Making by Raumplan: on how mass phenomena and the web are redesigning cities. Bottom up.
Thinking the future starting from people, not technology. #sendmethefuture at Subalterno1: the future on A4 sheets sketched by (almost) one hundred Italian designers. And here is why this is interesting
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.
If the experience of eating at the table was designed as an interaction between people and food, what could it look like? It’s what Make A Dish / Make a Wish, an experiment by designer Odo Fioravanti and chef Marco Ambrosino are staging at the 28 posti restaurant during the Fuorisalone.
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