Design&Trends

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.

Bifurcations: Choose the essential. The new Saint-Etienne Design Biennial

23-05-2022

Bifurcations: Choose the essential. The new Saint-Etienne Design Biennial

One of France's most important cultural events, the Saint-Étienne International Design Biennial has finally resumed its activities after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. In this 12th edition 2022, the theme is bifurcations, like the multiple, crucial ones that the world we live in has been facing in recent years. The subtitle, "Choosing the Essential", is an allusion and reminder of...

Ana Dominguez Siemens:

19-05-2022

Ana Dominguez Siemens: "Water, an asset at risk. The projects to save it"

Water, or rather its shortage, is a very serious problem, of which there is still little perception. In the exhibition entitled "Dulce Agua" for Madrid's CentroCentro, curator Ana Dominguez Siemens presents sixty designer projects that address some of today's hottest topics – pollution, waste, climate crisis – and propose effective solutions, from purification to transport and...

Lorenzo Marini: “My free (and peaceful) letters take over the Olivetti Building”

16-05-2022

Lorenzo Marini: “My free (and peaceful) letters take over the Olivetti Building”

The artist who restored the identity and colour of the letters of the alphabet opens the Olivettype exhibition in Ivrea with a corpus of thirty-six artworks, many of which have never been exhibited before, and a colourful qwerty keyboard as tall as a man. The setting is the monumental Palazzo Uffici Olivetti, the Olivetti office building in Ivrea, constructed in 1964 as part of an industrial...

Tapiwa Matsinde: “This is the golden age of African design”

12-05-2022

Tapiwa Matsinde: “This is the golden age of African design”

Curator, writer, discoverer of talents and stories: Tapiwa Matsinde’s many roles converge in the single profile of expert on African design. A creative cosmos that is going through a defining moment, in close connection with the craftsmanship and the (extended) values associated with this form of production, which returns the benefits of development to the local...

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