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.
Learning unsurpassed technical solutions from biology: the challenge for architects, engineers and even managers is between biomimicry, design and innovation
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.
Studying design has never been so important and useful. Because if the world does not need new chairs and tables, certainly the need for good design – the ability to solve problems in a creative, multi-disciplinary, humanistic way and to think about solutions with a positive human value – has never been so high.
Coworking at Talent Garden in Milan is about sharing: an office space, surely, but above all knowledge, contacts, friendship. Because by being together freelancers can go much further. Welcome to the Via Calabiana, the physical social network (photos by Alberto Bernasconi for D la Repubblica)
When office design creates places that look and feel like homes, people feel better and business make more money, say experts quoting hard research data. But only the most enlightened companies invest in such concepts, even if a good design costs the same as a bad one.
Stefano Giovannoni, one of the most successful designers in Italy, does not agree with the analysis that emerged in the article on how much the designers earn. Here is the letter he sent me to bring his point of view to the discussion
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?.