NEW START: a mantra for Italian design firms

CONTEMPORARY STANDARD Week 37 Every year with the approach of Salone del Mobile (Milan Design Week), there are always questions surrounding the state of Italian design. People complain about the lack of spaces for young creatives, others push to promote new cities that effectively support experimentation and new innovations, and some believe that Italian craftsmanship…

Design Talks #MDW 2014

ARCHIPRODUCTS Design Talks Milan Design Week 2014 Archiproducts talks about iSaloni through the trends of international design. 3 crews went around stands and locations during the world’s most important design week interviewing more than 150 designers that reinvented and interpreted the products from the best brands of Il Salone 2014. During the Milan Design Week…

Faye Toogood — The Interview

CONTEMPORARY STANDARD (online) November 2013 Faye Toogood is one of the most interesting designers in the UK panorama. With her mix between craft and sculpture she elaborates an elegant design with high sense of materiality and narrative. During the last London Design Festival she was invited to the prestigious V&A to participate with another 14 designers at…

Chinese Design Today

PORT MAGAZINE (online) 14 November 2012 Eleven of China’s leading design figures exhibit their work at Themes & Variations, London Building on the success of Beijing Design Week back in October, eleven of China’s most interesting and heterogeneous contemporary designers are exhibiting their work at Chinese Design Today here in London. In recent years, China has worked…

Design Focus: Formafantasma

PORT MAGAZINE (online) 18 October 2012 As part of our new design studio focused series, I talk to Netherlands based Italian duo Formafantasma about their working dynamic and the project they’d like to revisit in the future Formafantasma – Who Forma Fantasma are a young Italian design duo, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. They show…

LDF 2012: Creating Great Design

PORT MAGAZINE (online) 18 September 2012 I interviewed some of the key designers from London Design Week, Faye TooGood, Michael Anastassiades and Benjamin Hubert as well as with up-and-coming designers JAILmake and Invisible city. FAYE TOOGOOD What do you think the role of the UK is within the design panorama? The UK, both in terms…