The ITALIAN DESIGN SUMMER SCHOOL offers a unique opportunity to understand how the Italian tradition of Disegno” is still living in today’s industrial design project. Additionally, materials become smart: Arpa researchers develop FENIX NTM®, an innovative material for interior design applications, made with nanotechnologies. The Isetta epitomises the element of fun that is so often prominent in Italian design. Italian design is pleasing and fluid yet complex as well, being charged with emotion and filled with suggestiveness and unrest reflecting concerns expressed through the the media and world communication. Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston’s North Shore and throughout New England. Discover the creativity of the curricular projects realised by attendees of the master’s courses at the Istituto Marangoni Schools of Design. In reaching out to a global market, Molteni&C reissued a series of 1950s design pieces by Gio Ponti (1891-1979), the celebrated Italian designer and architect.
One of the loveliest books I’ve ever had the pleasure of producing, shooting and writing, LONDON SECRETS attempts to uncover many of the city’s most fascinating design destinations, from hidden streets full of extraordinary architecture to memorable National Trust properties, beautiful historic houses, fantastic design-focused museums, glorious gardens, glamorous hotels, wonderful stores selling everything from textiles to antiques to vintage fashion, and intriguing restaurants and bistros.
With the unconventional creations of Memphis, including Michele De Lucchi , Matteo Thun and Ettore Sottsass , the Italian design cultural revolution crossed the borders of Italy. But what isn’t as well known are their impeccably decorated suites and townhouses, which not only accommodate a family or group of friends, but offer interior design that is even more glamorous than the famously sophisticated ‘standard’ rooms. Decoist is a web magazine that brings you the daily bits of architecture, furniture and interior design.
From unpaved streets to the historical successes of Coppi and Bartali and Moser’s speed records, Italian cycling has experienced a technical evolution due to extensive research in aerodynamics and design applications. Many objects also contain a highly humane and emotional element, and indeed this type of design is classified as emotional design. Italian design combines functionality with irony, focussing also on materials formerly regarded as waste or makeshift products allowing objects to be successfully reinvented.
W. Women in Italian Design” traces a new history of Italian design in the feminine, reconstructing the figures, theories, and approaches to design that were sown in the twentieth century and that have taken hold, transformed and evolved in the twenty-first century.