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.

Emilio Ferro presents Quantum, an art installation made of light

24-06-2022

Emilio Ferro presents Quantum, an art installation made of light

In order to mark Artissima and in the context of the second edition of Design of Today, curated by cultural association Projec_To, Emilio Ferro exhibited his latest work: QUANTUM. The piece is inspired by Ernst Hartmann’s studies on geomagnetism and the Baroque design of Palazzo Martini di Cigala, designed by Filippo Juvarra in the 18th century. According to the artist, the overlap between...

Switzerland’s talent for design

23-06-2022

Switzerland’s talent for design

Circular, nomadic, versatile: the nine prototypes by young designers presented by Pro Helvetia at the group exhibition entitled ‘Design Switzerland’s Living Spaces’ at the Milan FuoriSalone all share a common language, one which reinterprets lifestyles in a meticulous way, wholly rooted in sustainability and deep links to the local territory....

Li Edelkoort:

20-06-2022

Li Edelkoort: "I’m fascinated by archaeology. I dig in the past to find the future"

Guest of "Masterly. The Dutch in Milano" during the FuoriSalone, the renowned trend forecaster gave a lecture on the directions of taste and creativity in the coming years. If the present is difficult to interpret, Li Edelkoort looked to the distant past. From which to start...

Antonio Marras: “I transform waste materials into poetic material”

16-06-2022

Antonio Marras: “I transform waste materials into poetic material”

A complex, dreamlike and surreal installation recently invaded the Milanese spaces of NonostanteMarras, the showroom and gallery of the fashion creative who is fascinated by discarded materials and objects: ‘Generation, Re-Generation, Post-Generation&’ - as Marras has dubbed it - was designed to lend weight to the practice of regeneration, starting with...