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Autostyle 2012 and the Popemobile
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Autostyle 2012 and the Popemobile

Articolo di: Claudia Foresti
Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

The 9th Autostyle Design Competition is now underway, the international car design event organized by Barman, a company specializing in the production of auto parts and accessories. Each year, contributions are submitted by design academies, automakers and technicians from all over the world. The 2012 edition has a very interesting new focus for young designers from international schools: to take part in the design of a Popemobile for reduced emissions. The Libreria Editrice Vaticana will publish the best projects in a special book. The works will be judged by a jury composed of well-known designers and technicians of international auto manufacturers. The Benedictine Abbey of San Benedetto Po (Mantua) will host the prize ceremony of the competition, at the beginning of October. It will also be possible to visit an exhibition of the projects for the new Popemobile. autostyle@berman.it.

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Decennial Conference on the Masters in Yacht Design
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Decennial Conference on the Masters in Yacht Design

Articolo di: Claudia Foresti
Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

At the Milan Polytechnic (via Durando 10 – Aula Castiglioni), a conference on the Masters in Yacht Design of the Milan Polytechnic, to mark ten years of the program. An important achievement in terms of education, and for the nautical sector, which has been able to provide jobs for graduates of the program, and has benefitted from the cultural and design innovations developed in the research. The numbers tell the story: over 250 trained professionals, almost 4000 hours of training, over 1000 hours of design exercises, and about 3000 hours of internship activities at shipyards, design studios and other companies in the supply chain.www.polidesign.net/myd.    

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Scholtès and Patricia Urquiola in London
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Scholtès and Patricia Urquiola in London

Articolo di: Claudia Foresti
Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

The high-end kitchen appliance brand has opened, on Wigmore Street, the first ScholtèsCentre of Excellence, designed by Patricia Urquiola, a display format that starting this year will be applied by all the showrooms opened by the brand. Not just a showroom, but a multifunctional space to contain a lifestyle area that is ideal for demonstrations, professional courses, private dinners. The format, conceived to bring out the essential values of the brand and the excellence of its products, is a perfect combination of tradition and innovation, functional quality and advanced technology, all guiding concepts behind the output of Scholtès, with its professionalism, excellence and timeless design.Made with fine materials of great visual impact, like shiny copper for the walls, custom stone tiles and a range of ecocompatible substances, the Scholtès Centre of Excellence has been designed to make selection and purchasing of appliances a practical and enjoyable process. In keeping with this logic, the display cubes designed by Urquiola stand out for their dynamism. The kitchen components, inserted in modular structures, can be arranged in different configurations, making it possible to organize spaces to meet the different needs of individual interior settings.  

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Return to the Archaeological Site: Rome re-examined and re-defined
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Return to the Archaeological Site: Rome re-examined and re-defined

Articolo di: Claudia Foresti
Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

At the Accademia Brittanica (via Gramsci 61), the exhibition and conference that conclude the cycle Three Cities in Flux: a study of urban renewal in London, Milan and Rome. On 16 February 2012the Architectural Association in London will host a round table involving all the speakers in the program.The multimedia exhibition offers tangible documentation of the transformation of the central archaeological area of Rome, demonstrating the possibilities of improvement through greater ease of use and access on the part of tourists and residents. Return to the Archaeological Site: Rome re-examined and re-definedis curated by Francesco Cellini, Paolo Desideri, Luigi Franciosini, Elisabetta Pallottino and Maria Margarita Segarra Lagunes.      

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Master of New Tech-Style Design. Textile Experiences 2012
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Master of New Tech-Style Design. Textile Experiences 2012

Articolo di: Claudia Foresti
Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

The Masters program organized by ISAD Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design and the School of Design of the Milan Polytechnic, in collaboration with the Consortium POLI.design, Confindustrie of Bergamo, Como and Lecco, trains professionals to operate in the textile industry, for both fashion and furnishings, to manage and to systematically organize creative and productive processes, understanding all the aspects of the productive chain, with the proper forms of expertise to interpret and analyze the behaviors and needs of the society. Study grants are available, covering the entire cost of the Masters program; to apply, send a resumé to formazione@polidesign.net. http://www.polidesign.net/techstyledesign/.