Millennial Design

Interni January/February in Newsstand with Guida Index 2019


A new year for Interni: to celebrate the 65th anniversary of its founding, we have put together an issue that is not only double, but also comes with the Guida Index, the ‘who’s who’ of the world of Italian design, a tool for research and orientation for sector professionals, with an innovative digital version.

We closed out 2018 with a special supplement, the volume for Serie Oro 2018, 100 Icon Architects (architecture/interiors/products); we start 2019 with an issue on Millennial Design: how the ways of doing design are changing in the age of the social media. The narrative aspect of the project is analyzed through the Instagram galleries of young (and not so young) designers who use the language of images to represent themselves and to tell stories, illustrating projects and territories.

The interior architecture section presents (public and private) constructions for personal wellness at all latitudes, combining traditional processes of craftsmanship with the use of new digital technologies to build solid bridges to our past and its multiplicity.

Native works like the cabin in the tropical forest of Paraty in Brazil by Thiago Bernardes, the textile production center designed by Bijoy Jain in India, or the inhabitable sculpture in Majorca stone, the buen retiro of Alberto Lievore in the Balearic Islands. Architectural projects like a former hospital from the 19th century that has become a luxury hotel beside a new residence in Tel Aviv, by John Pawson and Ramy Gill, or the spectacular urban regeneration project envisioned by Thomas Heatherwick behind the King’s Cross station in London. ‘Playful’ Italian works, like the experimental house in stone and wood with suspended rooms by Stefan Rier/Noa*Architects at the foot of the Sciliar Massif, or the 1980s hotel transformed into a contemporary building, also in the Dolomites, by Peter Pichler.

Three different trends are analyzed in the coverage of new production: ‘superflowers,’ or decorative floral surfaces, materials and furnishings with Pop inspiration; furnishings that pick up on sartorial details worthy of the finest ‘haute couture’; ‘bookcase-architectures’ that achieve graphic effects with orthogonal geometry.