Orbital by Foscarini, design Ferruccio Laviani – Photo © Gianluca Vassallo

Ferruccio Laviani: “I’ll tell you how Orbital began”

“In 1992 Orbital – the lamp-sculpture that disrupted the lighting stereotypes of the day – kicked off the collaboration between Foscarini and Ferruccio Laviani. It was a wager. There was no guarantee that a lamp with that...
OBMI, Once Upon a Forest – Dubai Design Week 2022

Downtown Design 2022: a place for discovery

November 13 marked the end of Dubai Design Week, an event dedicated to creativity with a program consisting of nearly 180 installations, product presentations, debates and meetings on a wide range of topics, from...
Giuliano Galimberti, Export Sales Director, Flexform – Photo © FTfoto

The design market in a changing world

As history evolves, there are moments of relative calm and others in which changes happen fast. Over the last few years, the world seems to have opted for the latter. First the pandemic, then...
Elisa Ossino, Photo © Valentina Sommariva

Design metaphysics

Elisa Ossino, architect and designer, is not easy to categorize. The studio she founded in 2006 works on residential and retail interiors, product design (for important clients: De Padova, Boffi, Porro, Dieffebi, Desalto, Tubes…),...
Giorgia Zanellato & Daniele Bortotto - Photo © Mattia Balsamini

Zanellato/Bortotto: “Saving Crafts”

“We studied at the IUAV University of Venice, but we met at the ECAL in Lausanne,” say the designers Giorgia Zanellato, born in Venice in 1987, and Daniele Bortotto, from Friuli, born in 1988....
Antonio Pagliarulo, Michele Cazzaniga, Simone Mandelli: CMP Design

CMP Design: research based on doing

Would you tell us about Lamorisse, your latest project for Pedrali? It is a chair, with or without armrests, with an aluminium frame, a material chosen for its lightness and resistance to weathering: this outdoor...
Etan by Twils, Design Robin Rizzini, Photo © Max Rommel

Robin Rizzini: design is subtraction

A citizen of the world in love with his roots. A totally personal way of exercising his imagination. An instinctive designer who shuns banality and repetition. An honest intellectual who reveals his character in...
Ipalyss by Ideal Standard, design Robin Levien

The (Ideal) archi-manager

I know you’re not a fan of balance sheets, but could you sum up the results of four years as Chief Design Officer in Ideal Standard? I am pleased with the results, and if I...
Marcantonio & Pasquale Junior Natuzzi - Photo © Serge Guerand

The sentimental and sustainable visage of art design

It might be called ‘self-responsible.’ Terra, to ottoman created by the Italian artist-designer for Natuzzi, reveals the sentimental and sustainable visage of art design. Summing up the company’s new design philosophy, oriented towards production...
Zara Home + collection, design Vincent Van Duysen. Photo © François Halard

Zara Home and Vincent Van Duysen: a new story

As of 30 June, Zara Home starts a new chapter: Zara Home +, a collection developed together with Vincent Van Duysen, the Belgian designer with a minimalist and sophisticated style. It is a new...