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Opulence in subtraction

Few, but significant, furnishings are enough to inhabit a 17th century house restored to its former glory. If the majestic coffered ceiling dominates the white living room, it is the a ‘stua’, covered in ’embroidered’, Swiss stone pine and pervaded by the scent of wood, that hosts the sleeping area

Between sacred and profane

A ‘spiritual’ narrator’ out of the ordinary and out of time, able to contaminate the traditions and folklore of his land – Calabria – with a language that is as contemporary as it is authentic, Antonio Aricò revisits design as a ritual. Art director of Materia Independent Design Festival 2020, he involved established designers and young talents in the reinterpretation of religious symbols and church furnishings

Between sacred and profane

A ‘spiritual’ narrator’ out of the ordinary and out of time, able to contaminate the traditions and folklore of his land – Calabria – with a language that is as contemporary as it is authentic, Antonio Aricò revisits design as a ritual. Art director of Materia Independent Design Festival 2020, he involved established designers and young talents in the reinterpretation of religious symbols and church furnishings

Shaping and chatting

Born from the creative passion of Stefania Vazzoler, the Laesse artisan ceramic workshop offers a family of seven vases, called Mademoiselle: by putting one element next to another, one has the impression of seeing a group of young women intent on chatting to each other

The reinterpretation of time

Young self-taught designer, Clara Arpini founded Nodo2014, a brand of furniture and accessories that reinterprets the ancient weaving and stuffing techniques in a modern key. For the Nostalgica collection – portrayed in shots with an analogue allure – she is inspired by the bars and trattorias of the 1960s

What we need is slow design

Taking a break and waiting for the storm to pass might work in financial crises. But not in the one that is coming, on a systematic level, to challenge the dark side of globalization. To cope with this, we need to invent something new

Opulence in subtraction

Few, but significant, furnishings are enough to inhabit a 17th century house restored to its former glory. If the majestic coffered ceiling dominates the white living room, it is the a ‘stua’, covered in ’embroidered’, Swiss stone pine and pervaded by the scent of wood, that hosts the sleeping area

Shaping and chatting

Born from the creative passion of Stefania Vazzoler, the Laesse artisan ceramic workshop offers a family of seven vases, called Mademoiselle: by putting one element next to another, one has the impression of seeing a group of young women intent on chatting to each other

The reinterpretation of time

Young self-taught designer, Clara Arpini founded Nodo2014, a brand of furniture and accessories that reinterprets the ancient weaving and stuffing techniques in a modern key. For the Nostalgica collection – portrayed in shots with an analogue allure – she is inspired by the bars and trattorias of the 1960s

The rebirth of city districts

Cities are going through a period of great change, due to the health emergency. The space of our immediate surroundings becomes the new (re)starting point. The neighborhood is far from a forgotten reality

The rebirth of city districts

Cities are going through a period of great change, due to the health emergency. The space of our immediate surroundings becomes the new (re)starting point. The neighborhood is far from a forgotten reality

What we need is slow design

Taking a break and waiting for the storm to pass might work in financial crises. But not in the one that is coming, on a systematic level, to challenge the dark side of globalization. To cope with this, we need to invent something new

Design on social media: from storytelling to storydoing

The process was already happening, but the lockdown sped it up. In the online world, visibility will be increasingly connected to credibility and authenticity. More and more people will care about the status animae rather than the status symbol

Design on social media: from storytelling to storydoing

The process was already happening, but the lockdown sped it up. In the online world, visibility will be increasingly connected to credibility and authenticity. More and more people will care about the status animae rather than the status symbol