Category Archives: Design

Design in the garden (or on the balcony)

The Milan Design Week starts in a few days and you will soon see my selection on events “not to miss” on  d.repubblica.it and on DCasa (on the newstands in Italy with Repubblica on April 6th).  But amongst chic showrooms … Continue reading

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Fancy a tartan bike?

Low cost solutions with a high visual impact: we love them. Especially these days. Bike enthusiasts will certainly appreciate Fix Your Bike, the new decorative kit that allows you to customize your bycicle without damaging the oridinal varnish. It’s a … Continue reading

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I’m replacing the blond bimbo…

Normal people, “impefect” environments, irony and a flavour for travel. The new Dedon catalogue transforms the way of communicating outdoor furniture. It was high time someone did.

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Design, ducks and other inflatables

If design was engineering,  B&B Italia  would be the Nasa. So I was obviously excited and curious when I got to the production site of the historical Italian brand in Novedrate, North of Milan. Looking at its futuristic structures it’s … Continue reading

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De Vecchi’s silver dreams

This is a place where it takes a day to make a jug. Here, metals get heated up with a manual torch and gauging the correct time for the exposure requires an expertise that only time can provide. Welcome in … Continue reading

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Digital Makers in Florence

Photo: Giuliano Koren I use the beautiful images by Giuliano Koren for the Edition of 9 project by Something Good (more about that below) to tell you about a promising meeting that takes place today in Florence:  ‘The craftsmen of … Continue reading

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Giulio Iacchetti: a recipe for happy design

With his «diffused factory» of  interno italiano Giulio Iacchetti proposes the relaunch of craftsmenship as new economic engine. And happiness as the final goal of design. It does not often happen: a book about economics turning into a best seller. … Continue reading

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