Paolo Bleve, Publisher IFDM

The story of an idea

At the start of 2007 I was 21 years old, and like many people my age my head was filled with dreams. One of them was to become a publisher. I had only superficial...

The Happening

It’s finally here. Namely the return of that moment of the year in which we set off to explore a city, Milan, as it explodes in sort of major happening made of people and...

Art and geometry

Unlike in previous .Wonder editorials, we will not mention names or architects, but we will simply invite you to take the time to discover the beauty revealed on every page, a beauty achieved through...

The vital urge

These first days of March have been awfully cold in Europe. Seeing scenes of war nearby has been frightening, disrupting our idea of the modern world. Talking about design might seem out of place....
Lido "Cord" Outdoor by Minotti, Design GamFratesi

February: (re)starting point

In the archaic Japanese calendar the month of February had two names: Mumetsuki, literally “the month of plum blossoms”, and Konometsuki (“the month in which the trees take on new life”). Nature reawakens, and we realize...

.Wonder Book, a world in colour

The Fall Winter season of the .Wonder Book marks the return in great style of Western design know-how, represented by a style that isolated Europe and the US in a big bubble for many...

Once again on land and sea, the promise of beauty

This second issue of .Wonder Book Yacht & Cruise keeps its promises. In the words of my friend, the architect Massimo Iosa Ghini, “Beauty is a necessity You have to be harmonious, take advantage...

China: worldwide crossroads of design?

For years now IFDM has been emphasizing the surprising role of Chinese design, which gets more and more creative, with the increasing support of both public and private clients who, in turn, are equally...

Design Explosion

The cover of this edition of the Design Issue is rather unusual, you might say. It is clearly conceptual, and should be seen in relation to the origin of this shot – a rug...

Designing a new social dynamic

For the first time since its debut in 2016, the .Wonder Book reveals a new approach to architecture and interior design, a departure from the usual hospitality projects. This is not a choice dictated by...