Category Archives: Design Masters

«My» Magistretti: when things talk about who we are

Each object we decide to own defines us.  Vico Magistretti, the great Italian maestro, was convinced of this and thus it is starting from this very statement that the Fondazione Magistretti now invites all those who have an object designed by him … Continue reading

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Architecture is a human act. 10 minutes with Jean Nouvel

I admit it. I was rather nervous about the idea of spending 15 minutes ‘alone’ with Jean Nouvel. The proposal arrived from Bolon http://www.bolon.com, the Swedish carpet company for whom Nouvel, one of the greatest of world architecture, has created … Continue reading

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Erotism, architecture & design: Carlo Mollino

It is difficult to define Carlo Mollino (1905-1973). He was definitely an architect (he designed all sorts from council houses to grand public spaces, often denying the regime-sponsored nationalistic style in favour of a more Scandinavian oriented approach). And he … Continue reading

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Design with pencils & colors

Prior to words, drawings are the most expressive form that allows us to rationalize our thinking, already as children. I was always struck by the care that, already for a while, French designers put into sketching, an approach that the … Continue reading

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Why we still love Jean Prouvé

When someone asks me what is my favourite piece of furniture, the first one that springs to mind is always, possibly with little fantasy, the Standard chair by Jean Prouvé (today made by Vitra). Tonight Federica Zanco, wife of the … Continue reading

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