5 Masters of design from yesterday and today that you need to know
A collection of portraits, in the form of interviews or memories, of five Italian design Masters. Articles that investigate the visions, beliefs and projects of these architects and designers to tell their different faces and intentions and their commitment to major contemporary issues.
Double Interview. Michele De Lucchi and Formafantasma
Resilience, ecology, discipline and the new generations: Michele De Lucchi and Simone Farresin discuss the holistic role design should play in planning a sustainable future
Gaetano Pesce: “Nobody’s perfect”
A large one-man show in Shenzhen with interminable queues outside, experimental projects that include a table without legs and that unchanged sense of freedom. A lengthy chat, from New York, with the architect and designer Gaetano Pesce.
The first Salone without Mari, Hans Ulrich Obrist remembers the Master
The Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries remembers the approach and the thinking of Enzo Mari, still contemporary and topical.
The career of Ettore Sottsass Jr. is distinguished by his absolute multifacetedness. Architect, artist, designer and writer, during the early 1960s he started creating “ornaments” for the human body, jewellery that became a sort of three-dimensional translation of the pleasure of rediscovering one’s existence through contact with an extraneous object.