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.

Structural upcycling: where natural geometry meets digital geometry

13-06-2022

Structural upcycling: where natural geometry meets digital geometry

Felix Amtsberg - a researcher at the University of Stuttgart working in collaboration with a combined team from MIT and Aachen University - has identified a new use for what was until now considered nothing more than wood processing waste, namely tree forks. The research undertaken by Amtsberg and his colleagues shows how these bifurcations can be used as connecting elements in structures, thus...

Belgium is Design: “Our project takes us back to the future”

09-06-2022

Belgium is Design: “Our project takes us back to the future”

Ever a reliable presence at Milan Design Week, this initiative - which brings together all the leading names in Belgian design - sent a talented contingent of no fewer than thirteen young minds to SaloneSatellite, each carefully selected to put their research on show. Giorgia Morero, the coordinator of Belgium is Design, gives us an insight into what makes these young recruits - whose career...

3daysofdesign returns to Copenhagen with Luca Nichetto

06-06-2022

3daysofdesign returns to Copenhagen with Luca Nichetto

3daysofdesign is a festival that has been held in Copenhagen in June every year since 2014. As the name suggests, the goal of the event is to bring together design lovers and professionals alike for three days set against the vibrant backdrop of the Danish capital, all to showcase the latest innovations in the industry and facilitate networking. The 2022 edition will take place from 15 to 17 June...

Guillermo Mariotto on the Luce collection: ‘I’ve used ceramic to fill my house with light’

02-06-2022

Guillermo Mariotto on the Luce collection: ‘I’ve used ceramic to fill my house with light’

A multitalented creative, designer and stylist, Mariotto has turned his penchant for elegance towards ceramic design: Luce is his collection of large porcelain slabs for Iris Ceramica Group which exudes all the sinuosity and movement of silk. In the company’s showroom, for Milan’s FuoriSalone, a short film and photo exhibition tell the story behind...