A selection of articles drawn from magazines all around the world


Brands’ roots and legacy, next generations of designers, innovative technologies and materials, industrial and digital scenarios, are some of the main themes that the press has considered this year. The MAGAZINES FROM THE WORLD column is an open exchange table with the most important international publications for the world of design and beyond. Discover the titles that have particularly excited us.


ELLE Decor Italia: Milan, a city lab

Milan’s centre for educational excellence, forging creative and engineering minds. The Polytechnic University of Milan, which a few days ago opened its new Architecture Campus designed by the architect Renzo Piano, is bolstering its presence in the city by investing in living-labs: “spread-out hubs that turn education into an act of social responsibility,” writes Paola Carimati in her article.

ELLE Decor

Gray Magazine: Prosthetic design, intimate and innovative

Rethinking the limits of the human body and appreciating ourselves for who we are, rather than looking at what we lack… Seattle-based Gray Magazine reports on Sophie de Oliveira Barata’s Alternative Limb Project, in which the prosthetic design highlights the human personality.

Gray Magazine

Nomad: Dyeing textiles with bacteria

The German six-monthly magazine nomad in conversation with the designers Laura Luchtman and Ilfa Siebenhaar, who have come up with an idea for dyeing textiles that cuts the use of water by 90%, thanks to pigment-producing bacteria.


AD France: Thirty-something young Italian designers dazzled creativity

Italians by birth, Europeans by education and work experiences. AD France brings us the stories of “architects, designers, artists and sometimes all three at once, these young creators breathe new life into the Italian and international scene with their inventiveness.”

AD France


Frame: Brands are becoming broadcasters

Dutch magazine Frame reports on how livestreaming is changing retail and the buying experience, with China driving this new phenomenon. Brands are starting up their own TV channels, launching radio concepts and opening their doors to podcasts. They are also rethinking their physical stores. 



Pin-Up: How Instagram shapes our home decoration

Taylor Scarabelli’s brilliant article exploring the influence of the social networks on the design of our spaces talks of “basic instincts.” It also questions why Generation Z TikTokers don’t seem to be particularly interested in the authenticity of the most iconic pieces of the moment.


Gazeta do Povo|PinÓ|Haus: Sharing: a recipe for sustainability

In his Design Filosofico column in the Brazilian online newspaper Gazeta Do Povo, the author Pedro Franco discusses his visit to the special Salone del Mobile di Milano event in September, with the accent on his experience of sharing as a way of life.


ELLE Decor USA: 12 family-run Italian companies example of the heart of design

The entrepreneurial might of family-run companies in Italy comes as no surprise. Some are entering their third decade, others are celebrating their centenary, testament to the power of shared long-term vision. “These businesses show that good design is all in la famiglia.” concludes Melissa Feldman, the author of the article.


Photo Illustration by Rosanna Webster

Distrito Oficina:“Growing” Furniture from Bioplastics

Spanish magazine Distrito Oficina features an in-depth article on futuristic material Mycoform, a product based on mycelium, recycled inert materials and bacteria. Here’s what it can do.

Distrito Oficina
5 January 2022