«DiDesign» ovvero niente

VenueTurin, Italy
Year2012

Concept

The “designer” label has been abused to the point of becoming meaningless. “Design” means “project”, and should stand for innovation and research – scientific, social and expressive. In this sense, the objects selected and showcased in this book are hopefully truly “designer”: like the products that make our life better every day, created by designers whose name is unknown because, as the “subversive” Dino Gavina once said, “the good ones are home, working”.

Development

60 projects for a critical reading of contemporary production, in an attempt to start a conversation between worlds that seem far away: art and design, craftsmanship and industrial production, natural and artificial, real and virtual, permanent and ephemeral.
60 in-depth sheets describing the products and their manufacturing process, including critical commentary on their designers’ philosophy and rich imagery.
60 “guinea pigs” selected for outstanding research, manufacturing and usage, in an attempt to describe and rewrite the future on a human scale.

CREDITS

AUTHOR
Michele Cafarelli (Ed)

PUBLISHER
Espress Edizioni

FOREWORD
Walter Maria De Silva

INTRODUCTION
Chiara Comuzio

CONTRIBUTORS
Marco Ruffino, Ruggero Blasi, Rossana De Gaspari, Silvio Tidu e Angela Di Massa

YEAR
March 2012