Disegno #11 has been designed by Disegno’s creative directors, Annahita Kamali and Florian Böhm from Studio AKFB, and includes a mixture of reportage, photoessays, profiles, essays, reviews and roundtables. Highlights include a design-led discussion about the impact of Britain’s pending EU referendum; director Paul Schrader’s essay on the cinematic legacy of Charles and Ray Eames; a report into the development of landmine disposal devices in Phonm Penh, Cambodia; a meeting with fashion designer Makiko Minigawa; and a conversation with MoMA’s Martino Stierli about the future of design and architecture curation.
The magazine’s launch will take place at The Water Studio, a new space in Clerkenwell that was opened in March 2016 by Hansgrohe. Alongside Disegno #11, the event will also play host to the launch of Ring Soap by Sebastian Bergne, a playful redesign of the everyday bathroom soap that features in the pages of the magazine.
Disegno #11 includes:
A discussion about the impact of Brexit on design with Ab Rogers, El Ultimo Grito and Julia Lohmann among others; a meeting with Martino Stierli about the relevance of architecture and design to MoMA; landmine disposal in Cambodia; a report into the significance of design auctions; a day of LA film noire with architect Liam Young; dancer Adrien Dantou in dialogue with the experimental chair designs of Konstantin Grcic; a travelogue about Bosnia’s future in furniture manufacture; Makiko Minigawa on the importance of haptic feedback in textiles; director Paul Schrader arguing for the cinematic legacy of Charles Eames; Parsons & Charlesworth's travels through Indian ritualistic objects; a reinterpretation of public space from Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec; a review of Rowan Moore's latest book on the development of London; artist Giles Round's reverence for the historic tiles of the London Underground; the blurring line between couture and prêt-à-porter at the Met's Manus x Machina; an assessment of 2016/ Arita's Japanese ceramics; and Industrial Facility in conversation about their Run series for Emeco.