In recent decades, design has contaminated a number of sectors of creative work. This series focuses on the scenarios of future trends, investigating their infinite expressive potential through issues of contemporary relevance and discussions with international designers. A window on the future, to understand and describe how much the world of design is changing, from techniques to new materials, from interiors to installations, from experimentation to contamination with art. In the final analysis, a section all about forecasting and trendsetting in design.
Dieter Rams: "What is good design today?"
An important question with a simple answer: "Less, but better". An exhibition at the ADI Design Museum in Milan looks back over the prolific German designer’s development over the years through his most famous products. But that’s not all. Using his ever-relevant ‘ten principles for good design’ as a springboard for discussion, 91-year-old Rams is also taking this opportunity to...
The suspended time of Gianfranco Frattini
An exhibition in Cesano Maderno offers a retrospective showcasing the work of Gianfranco Frattini, an undisputed - and yet still insufficiently appreciated - master of Italian design. Furniture, upholstered furniture, lamps, accessories, glass and ceramic pieces, as well as examples of interior design: an extraordinary collection offering an insight into the architect’s rigorous and rather...
Sally Gabori, return to the land
The work of the Australian Aboriginal artist is featured in an exhibition at the Triennale, as part of a series the Milanese institution has organised with Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain to give voice and visibility to indigenous cultures all over the world. From whom we have a lot to learn about respect for nature, the ability to listen to the land, and tenacity in preserving...
The fifties in Madrid: design meets ceramics
An exhibition set up for the Madrid Design Festival, currently under way, focuses on a little-known period in Spanish creativity between the fifties and the late sixties, when a handful of designers decided to import the forms of modernity to a nation that was still anchored to the past. And used ceramics to do...