I find it very hard to write about Ximo Roca despite the fact that everybody knows him to be a splendid designer with many projects, awards and an unblemished and financially successful professional career under his belt.
Based on his participation in the seminar Less is Next held on World Food Day, Paolo Deganello uses the crisis as a starting point to reflect upon the kind of role architects and designers should play in organising a fairer professional practice, rooted in the defence of new, ethical values.
El caso que nos ocupa en este artículo es el de Kevin Hviid, un arquitecto danés nacido en 1978, especializado en proyectos que aúnan diseño, arte y arquitectura con la innovación por bandera. IrÏs, Cocoon, Bob the Bench y King son proyectos que definen a Kevin Hviid como…
Grupo Cosentino, propietario de la marca Silestone®, es una compañia líder en el diseño, producción y distribución tanto de superficies innovadoras de alto valor añadido como de soluciones en piedra natural para la arquitectura y el interiorismo.
Rico lins is one of Brazil’s most influential graphic designers. He has participated in and curated diverse exhibitions, including the one recently organised at the Sao Paulo Image and Sound Museum to present the magnificent posters he developed for the Sao Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra. His graphic work is informed by a copious and exuberant variet y of signifiers and signified meanings, blending european influences with brazilian ones in an amalgamation of worlds brought together in a single visual collage.
Our work is born from the handling of materials. Pieces begin to take shape when we start playing with materials; materials tell us the extent to which they can and want to be transformed. Our objects are born from this playful experience, from the bent shown by these materials.
It's been ten years since I lived in this city. I almost forgot what it feels like to exist in a place that carries so much history but also manages to intertwine the modern almost seamlessly.
Cristina Morozzi: And are we seeing the same thing in product design?
Gillo Dorfles: Patricia Urquiola, for example. She’s an excellent designer, but why does
she need to add those coloured superstructures? And Philippe Starck? Why has
he even gone so far as designing garden gnomes? It’s just an exaggerated wish
to “épater le bourgeois”.