Category Archives: Obsessions

SOS crafts: why showing what we are good at will save the made in Italy

Those who follow my blog have by now figured out that I have a soft spot for manual knowhow. This is not only a metter of liking something but also of understanding that only by promoting and re-evaluating the professionality … Continue reading

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Can design really make life better? A chat with Jurgen Bey

“I can’t imagine anything worse than sending a group of designers out in a boat with a mission. They would probably end up just asking questions.” Jurgen Bey, designer and director of the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. When did you say … Continue reading

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OBSESSIONS: Alberto Meda’s

While talking a while back with Gabriele Diamanti, (remember? designlarge-d.blogautore.repubblica.it/2011/11/11/il-chiodo-fisso-di-gabriele-diamanti/), I started to wonder where another useful project ended up: Alberto Meda and Francisco Gomez Paz’s Solar Bottle that purifies water using UVA rays to get rid of pathogens. A … Continue reading

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OBSESSIONS: Gabriele Diamanti’s

Gabriele Diamanti is a very generous designer. He hs just invented a device, which he called Eliodomestico, that turns sea water into drinking water using the natural heat coming from the sun. Eliodomestico can be made by anyone who knows … Continue reading

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