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Disegno is the leading quarterly magazine dedicated to in-depth and independent reporting on architecture, design and fashion. Containing unique and insightful content, the magazine aims to generate debate, inform, entertain and inspire, bringing thoughtful analysis of current events to a design-interested audience. Disegno is released in April, June, September and November.
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Disegno #27 includes:
A roundtable about race and the design industry with Where Are the Black Designers?; calorie counting and information design; introducing social activism to fashion with Bethany Williams; empathy as a curatorial approach; Section 230 and censorship on social media; Sky and EA's digital crowd design for the Premier League; wayfinding strategies for transport hubs in the time of Covid-19; woke-washing and the fallacy of branded activism; Kajsa Willner and Seetal Solanki's new translation of plastics; a beheaded Columbus and the problem of monuments; LGBTQ+ rights and poster design in the Polish presidential elections; equity and e-scooters in Los Angeles; upcycling fashion waste with Reet Aus and Alexander Taylor; the physically distanced future of design fairs and biennales; and reflections on globalisation from Theodore Zeldin and Charlie Koolhaas.
Disegno #27 is released November 2020.
Disegno: Lockdown Paper is a special newspaper edition of the journal created during the Covid-19 lockdown that is free to all subscribers.
Created in response to the periods of quarantine, slowdown and confinement experienced around the world, Lockdown Paper explores some of the ways in which design has or may intersect with Covid-19. It features extended essays from leading design curators and writers, as well as a series of reflections and illustrations on Covid-19 from studios all around the world.
Lockdown Paper includes:
1) Into the grid by Mimi Zeiger: Online videoconferencing software explored; 2) The New Ballet of the Sidewalk by Rory Hyde: Transport infrastructure and the dangers of returning to “normal”; 3) Notes from a Period of Furlough by Johanna Agerman Ross: How coronavirus may intensify calls for a universal wage; 4) The Mask Generation by Nanjala Nyabola: The value of cotton masks and their uptake in Kenya; 5) Zoonotic Spaces by Oli Stratford: Design's role in shaping interspecies spaces; 6) Optimising for Brunch by Dan Hill: How to make a city work for everyone; 7) Covid Curating by Glenn Adamson: Museums respond to the pandemic.
Reflections on lockdown from: The Fabrick Lab thefabricklab.com; Formafantasma formafantasma.com; Fala falaatelier.com; Bethan Laura Wood bethanlaurawood.com; Talin Hazbar talin-hazbar.com; Phil Cuttance philcuttance.com; gt2P gt2p.com; Mos Architects mos.nyc; Estudio Campana campanas.com.br; Rahul Mehrotra rmaarchitects.com; Samuel Ross, A-Cold-Wall* a-cold-wall.com; Maria Jeglinska-Adamczewska mariajeglinska.eu; Clara von Zweigbergk claravonzweigbergk.se; Space Popular spacepopular.com; Fabien Cappello fabiencapello.com.
Disegno: Lockdown Paper is released on 30 June 2020 and is free to all Disegno subscribers.
Disegno #26 includes:
A trip through the radical history of the Casa do Povo in Bolsonaro's Brazil; Celine's efforts to refashion retail through art; NASA and the development of interplanetary rovers for Mars; Neri Oxman's speculations hit MoMA; a study of habit-forming design through the apps that both reinforce and critique it; a look at the literary potential of the hotel via Eimear McBride; prismatic medal games in the arcades of Japan; Formafantasma's deep dive into the timber industry; a new forensic kit from Kate Strudwick; and a photographic tour of Alpine chalets, seen out of season.
Disegno #26 is released on 20 April 2020.
Disegno #25: A Year in Review includes:
An artist's gallery curated by Annahita Kamali and Florian Böhm of Studio AKFB.
Eighteen essays about and around design in 2019, featuring contributions from leading writers such as Glenn Adamson, Kieran Long, Catharine Rossi, Tamar Shafrir, Deyan Sudjic, and Kate Wagner.
1) Rigorous Self-Referentiality: MoMA plays itself; 2) A Purchase on the Horizon: Peter Strickland invokes the horrors of retail; 3) What is the Purpose of a Graduate Show?: Can an old format learn new tricks?; 4) Asks for a Hit of Your Juul: Design in the pocket of Big Vape; 5) McModernism, USA: New golden arches for Times Square; 6) Unpaid and Encumbered: Caroline Criado-Perez’s exposé of the gender data gap; 7) You Are Dancing with Death: The enduring enchantments of the nightclub; 8) A Lovecraftian Monster: Zaha Hadid’s final project for Beijing; 9) Sustained Assault: Tech conquers the marathon; 10) A Herculean Task: The Vitra Design Museum’s Atlas of Furniture Design; 11) Peak 2019: How FaceApp reassured us it’ll all be OK; 12) Not Too Anodyne, Not Too Hippy: Designing Extinction Rebellion; 13) If Services Stopped Working as Normal: What would you do in the event of a crisis?; 14) Blocks, Each Exactly One Cubic Metre: Minecraft breaks out of the digital cage; 15) Personalised Insights and Core Functionalities: The data extraction of period tracking; 16) There’s Only So Far You Can Go: Reproducing the works of Charlotte Perriand; 17) The Paths that Lead Us to Each Other: The sexytecture of the Cruising Pavilion; 18) In the 20 Years That I Have Been Eating Here: Farewell to the American Hot
as well as
Beyond Bauhaus, a special publication in conjunction with RIBA exploring the legacy of the Bauhaus émigrés in the UK.
Disegno #25 is released in early December 2019
Disegno #24 includes:
A glimpse of panda diplomacy in action with BIG’s new enclosure for Copenhagen Zoo; seven collages that owe their forms to the flora and fauna of woodland; Daisy Alexandra Ginsberg and the problem of better; reportage from the Sudanese protests and their use of graphic art for self-determination; Virgil Abloh’s ceramic block for Vitra; a look at Polari and the creation of designed languages; fresh airspace architecture for McDonald’s Times Square; a trip around Helsinki with Company; death and ageing by way of FaceApp; a tour of Ukraine and the use of craft in shaping national identities; robotic parenting and Yves Béhar’s Snoo bassinet; documentation of Buenos Aires's Barrio 31; a study of the future of Oscar Niemeyer’s Tripoli Fair; and a chance to win a magazine holder by Paul McCobb, re-editioned by Fritz Hansen.
Disegno #23 includes:
A trip to the kilns of Coromandel in New Zealand with Francis Upritchard and Martino Gamper; a 50-year checkup on New York's Ford Foundation; seven still-lifes of skins, films and wrappers; an exploration of Marie Kondo and the problem of consumption; the woven results of Hella Jongerius's year-long sabbatical from design; a nature double-bill in exhibitions at New York's Cooper Hewitt and Milan's Triennale; a look at Netflix streaming and the future of content design; the world's first commercial quantum computer from IBM, Map and Universal; the Polyfloss Factory's plastic cleanup in Antananarivo, Madagascar; a survey of biennales in Fiskars, Finland; Caroline Criado Perez's survey of gender and data; sunglasses design for puffins; Carmody Groarke's chainmail life support unit for Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House; and a chance to win a Bauhaus cushion with a Gunta Stölzl textile cover, re-editioned by Wallace-Sewell.
Disegno #22 includes:
A roundtable with Ilse Crawford about the value of wellbeing; an exploration of the potential of native corn for Mexican communities, led by Fernando Laposse; a study of neoteny in design, and the power of objects to engender endearment; a trip through the psychological effects of Tetris and spatial design; a visit to a divided Paris as Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec open their crystal fountains for the Champs-Élysées; MoMA's history as a tastemaker in design; a trip to CES to see tech attempt to take on climate change; Joseph Grima's curation of a permanent home for Milanese design at the Triennale Museum; a study of architecture in the anthropocene, courtesy of Feilden Fowles's visitor's centre for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park; a look at data's intersection with politics in Patrick Susskind's new book; a report examining the rise of the design magazine award ceremony; a dive into the legal wranglings between Marcel Breuer and Alvar Aalto; and a chance to win a Grab watering can by Stine Aas and Northern.
Disegno #21 includes:
A profile of Industrial Facility and its design philosophy; a photographic journey through the new infrastructure of the Pearl River Delta; new typologies for office design with Barber & Osgerby; a killer dress from Peter Strickland; a report on the unlikely marriage between cardboard and tech; a deep dive into Swedish design history by way of a restaurant project at Stockholm's Nationalmuseum; an intimate portrait of Long Island City's storage facilities; Jasper Morrison's take on the formal dinner service, by way of Iittala; a re-interpretation of Verner Panton's textile prints from Dries Van Noten; and a chance to win a re-engineered Brown Betty teapot by Ian McIntyre and Cauldon Ceramics.
Disegno #20 includes:
Carolien Niebling's food design philosophy; soft power in the Vatican's plans for cultural outreach; a masquerade of nine designs for pretence and imitation; Oscar Lhermitte's plans to jumpstart Kickstarter; the conception of crisis in Sweden's national warning pamphlet; Michael Marriott and the scheme to potato print with a primrose Volvo; the reintegration of St. Louis's Gateway Arch by Eero Saarinen; mimicry and performance in Sam Jacob's review of the story of Cape Town's Villa Savoye replica; Gary Hustwit offers an early glimpse of his new documentary about Dieter Rams; port diplomacy in Sri Lanka's Hambantota; a redesigned pint glass by Kenneth Grange; architecture to prevent Palestinian fragmentation from the A.M. Qattan Foundation; a reimagination of the colour pink; and Disegno's inaugural crossword.
Disegno #19 includes:
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby get to grips with ceramics; the interface design of the on-demand economy under scrutiny with UberEATS; nine tools for the contemporary alchemist; Kaat Debo and Alexandre Samson discuss curating the legacy of Martin Margiela; the effects of government on Singapore’s design policy; Konstantin Grcic reflects on moving to Berlin after 18 years in the same Munich studio; the mystery behind a series of lost sketches by the Swedish designer Thea Leonhard; design as a vector for community pride in Silo Studio’s Wealdstone leg; Eva Franch i Gilabert shares her plans for the directorship of London’s Architectural Association; a travelogue from São Paulo, by way of the Campana Brothers and a history of modernism; lessons from Amsterdam’s Vluchtmaat squat for asylum seekers; Aboubakar Fofana’s efforts to revive Mali’s indigo tradition; spectacle and its place in the theatrical design of David Rockwell; fighting the encroachment of state infrastructure in the Zad and NoTAV movements; and a series of stories about textiles with Jonathan Olivares.
Disegno #18 includes:
Freddy Mamani and the New Andean Architecture of El Alto; an analysis of memes as a future design form; Franklin Till’s efforts to bring rigour to trend forecasting; the mid-century couture of Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis in The Phantom Thread; photographs from a women’s weaving cooperative in Kabul; a report looking at chrome’s past and future; Naoto Fukasawa in conversation with Mobike’s Hu Weiwei; a roundtable discussion about mind-controlled machines with Jonathon Keats and José Millán; a look at OMA’s rehang of the Stedelijk Museum; the history of a colour in Han Kang’s The White Book; an all-nighter at the Muji Hotel; D.235.1 Chair meets her long-lost son, Robin Hood Gardens; eight approaches to moulding technology; Kenya’s first running shoe; and the reanimation of postmodernism by Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel Furman.
Disegno #17 includes:
Gareth Pugh’s costumes for the Dutch National Opera; an analysis of universal museums at the Louvre Abu Dhabi; a roundtable discussion about defeating the new with Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg; a return to LA’s screaming cityscape in Blade Runner 2049; reportage from the abandoned mansions of Točka; Christien Meindertsma’s explorations of flax; a history of Paris’s forgotten waterways; 12 emojis for 2018 from Committee, Pentagram, the Campana Brothers, Daisy Alexandra Ginsberg, Morag Myerscough and Maiko Takeda, among others; Project Intrepid’s efforts to combat sexual assault; a chance meeting between Horse Lamp and Night Owl; a refresh to Lufthansa’s design identity from PearsonLloyd; photographic documentation of the San Gimignano Lichtenberg by Erica Overmeer; cultural analysis of a portrait of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby; Mexico and the USA’s cross-border design history; and explorations of space with Super Mario.
Disegno #16 includes:
Matthias Merkel Hess's ceramics re-wilded in New York's Chinatown; public space in post-coup Istanbul; an assessment of where driverless vehicles leave the cultural cipher of the driver; a micro-history of the protest banner from Glenn Adamson; a documentation of the moving town of Kiruna; the destruction of cultural property in Palmyra and efforts to combat it; cathartic clubbing with Charles Jeffrey from Loverboy; Paola Antonelli on fashion as product design; a re-interpretation of Erik Satie's century-old furniture music by Yuri Suzuki; reflections on the renewed interest in the monumental mosaic art of the former USSR; States of Undress providing fresh perspectives on global fashion and its discontents; app-aided explorations of the architecture of London; and a romp through Helsingborg's Museum of Failure.
Disegno #15 includes:
The story of Amanda Levete’s porcelain courtyard for the V&A; a travelogue about spirituality’s role in the architectural reconstruction of the Kathmandu Valley; strategies for queering objects with Gabriel Maher and Nina Power; an interview with Kieran Long about his plans to revive Stockholm’s ArkDes; workshop photographs exploring Jerszy Seymour and Cucula’s vision for a post-integration Berlin; the forgotten history of silipol, Milan’s postwar marble alternative; futurist analysis of Ross Lovegrove’s retrospective at the Centre Pompidou; a photographic farewell to 2 Belfast Road, the home of Okay Studio and friends; spatial politics raised by the renovation of Jesus Christ’s tomb; an analysis of the cotton poplin practice of Cos’s Karin Gustafsson; Pink Floyd and the rise of the jukebox exhibition; an investigation into the infrastructure behind Kenya’s state-sponsored torture; Urban-Think Tank’s plan to Reactivate Athens; and an El Ultimo Grito inspired roundtable about the critical and cultural value of the glitch.
Disegno #14 includes:
An interview with J.W. Anderson about abstraction’s role in fashion and art; a series of quality control tests in Ikea’s test lab; a report on the political challenges of Selgas Cano’s school for Nairobi’s Kibera slum; 11 colour tests for Johannes Itten, developed by Bethan Laura Wood, Jasper Morrison, Ab Rogers, All the Way to Paris, Olafur Eliasson, Edward Meadham, Laetitia de Allegri, Ronan Bouroullec, Gamfratesi, Studiopepe and Muller Van Severen; a micro-history of designed animal life in the age of Crispr; Beasts of Balance’s exploration of play at the coalface of digital/physical interaction; an anatomy of the co-working space, as envisaged by Onkar Kular; GT2P’s exploration of the design possibilities of lava from Chile’s volcanoes; reportage on the future of the nation state in the face of the EU’s Rail Baltica infrastructure project; watercolours from Alpine Architecture, the landmark crystal architecture treatise from Bruno Taut; seaweed from the shores of Sharjah with Talin Hazbar and Julia Lohmann; the politics of Sweden’s VAT cut for repairs; an assessment of Abstract, the new poster child for design from Netflix; the connections between networked objects and musical instruments, as explored by Roli’s Blocks; and design analysis of the speculations of Donald Trump, with contributions from Parsons & Charlesworth, Ahmed Ansari, Nama Khalil, Carolyn Shapiro and Francisco Sousa Lobo, Ilona Gaynor and A Parede.
Disegno #13 includes:
A roundtable between Deyan Sudjic, Justin McGuirk, John Pawson, and Morag Myerscough about the making of London’s new Design Museum; Samsung and Apple grapple over design patents in the US Supreme Court; field notes on the singular urbanism of the refugee camps of Western Sahara; a report on redesigning money in the age of immaterial cash; archival material from Alexander Girard’s childhood utopia; George Sowden’s plans to retire the lightbulb; a photoessay exploring the cultural landscape of Dionysos, a marble quarry outside Athens; portraits for political conciliation with Faye Toogood; a conversation between Zowie Broach and Sam Jacob about the future of design education; a special project on perception in design by Laureline Galliot by way of A.A. Milne; reflections on the limitations of the limitless procedural generation of No Man’s Sky; unpacking vulgarity at the Barbican Art Gallery; a breakdown of the Pacific Solution and its spatial politics of refusal; the human and environmental impact of the consumer electronics industry as relayed by Death by Design; Michele De Lucchi’s reintroduction of the secretary desk; adventures in sound and music with Yuri Suzuki; and reflections on the role of architecture in African-American history, as prompted by a visit to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
Disegno #12 includes:
Roksanda Ilinčić and David Adjaye on the connections between architecture and fashion; Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley reflecting on how to redesign the species for the Istanbul Design Biennale; an investigation of the UNESCO World Heritage List, as told through the divergent fates of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright; a report on packaging designs for the future of e-commerce; the story of Italian Limes and its efforts to map borders in post-Schengen Europe; a gallery of the empty spaces of OMA’s Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Venice’s first department store; Iran’s design community explored through a travelogue about the country’s post-sanctions future; nine experimental strategies for raising a glass with Matali Crasset, Formafantasma and Emilie Baltz, among others; a celebration of 50 years of B&B Italia, filtered through Raymond Queneau’sindustrial styrene poetry; Studio Swine on the trail of Henry Ford in the Amazon rainforest; reflection on how to understand spaces through sound in Bernie Krause’s The Great Animal Orchestra; a review of Play:ground, New York’s new junk space for children; an essay on the Kindle Oasis and the development of e-readers; a discussion of how designs for power have failed in the aftermath of Brexit; a breakdown of the authorless design of the Brown Betty teapot; and Stefanie Tschirky’s material-led fashion design.
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.
Disegno #10 includes:
The female fictions of fashion designer Erdem Moralıoğlu; a tour of Bahrain with architect Anne Holtrop; ghost stories about Milan’s industrial past, with contributions from Alessandro Mendini, Marco de Vincenzo, Patricia Urquiola, Jamie Hayon, Oki Sato and Paola Antonelli; design lessons from Naoto Fukasawa’s paper products; a roundtable with OMA and Rem Koolhaas about the perils of architectural preservation; Jasper Morrison’s photographic memories of Tsukiji fish market; a conversation between Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena and author Owen Hatherley; reviews of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Philodendron, and The Witness; a travelogue about the textile industry and fashion community of Porto; a report on the potential of computational design; an insight into the utopian transparency of Sanaa’s Grace Farms; Felipe Ribon’s necromantic plans for reshaping design; a gallery of jacquard designs; and a meeting with ID’s legendary founding editor Jane Thompson.
Disegno No.9 includes:
A photoessay about Uruguay's female wool workers • Jasper Morrison's dumbphone • Understanding furniture design with Magis's Eugenio Perazza • Mats Rombaut's ethical footwear • A return to Villa le Lac • Welcoming the corporations to creative Berlin • 3D-printed fashion from Bruno Pieters • The story behind Michael Graves's 9093 bird kettle
Furniture design and e-commerce • Peter Pilotto's break from digital fashion design • The history of Robin Day's Polypropylene chair • Architecture and art in Senegal's far east • An Adolf Loos essay about changing feet and footwear • Toronto's burgeoning transport infrastructure • An essay on the design potential of shit
Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec on the wonder of screens • Michael Anastassiades enters furniture design • Designing for yachts with Konstantin Grcic • Chicago's Architecture Biennial • Saint Laurent's maison de couture • A letter from austerity-struck Athens
The Disegno Residency
New methods for communicating climate change, with contributions from Marjan van Aubel, Sam Baron, Maria Blaisse, Ilona Gaynor, Ross Lovegrove, Neri & Hu, Parsons & Charlesworth, PearsonLloyd, Universal Design Studio and Dominic Wilcox
Disegno No.8 includes:
A photoessay of the rebuilding of Haiti • The pagan design practice of Hilda Hellström • Learning from octogenarian designer Miguel Milá • Google's modular Project Ara • The ethical problem of architecture • Cutting clothes with Nike ACG • Loris&Livia's tipsy foundations • Voluminous furniture • Fashion and feminism • Exploring the design community of Rotterdam's harbour
The frontier lands of food design • Profiling Jasper Morrison • A photo series about gender identity in fashion • Klaus Haapaniemi's designs for opera • Volume without weight in the fashion design of Thomas Tait • A travelogue of Baku's urban development • A roundtable about copying in an age of mass manufacture
Designing government at the V&A • Jonathan Olivares's industrial customisation • A swimming pool for a building site by Ooze • Formafantasma's Roman holiday • A historical home for Fendi • A look at African design by the Vitra Design Museum • Resurrecting the flaneur
The Disegno Residency
Viktor&Rolf’s No More Poetry?
An exploration of the death of conceptualism in fashion
Disegno No.7 includes:
A Tokyo meeting with milliner Maiko Takeda • Daniel Rybakken on Gio Ponti's Fato Lamp • A new prefab housing for Sweden • The problem of favela chic • John Baldessari on fashion and art • Little Architect's Toolset • Chaos at the museum • Balenciaga's carbon fibre jacket • The scent of design
A travelogue of the Bregenzerwald bus stops • Quilting and padding in fashion • The rise of Hella Jongerius • Household appliances as social critique • A visit to Herzog & de Meuron's Brazilian sports ground • Ann-Sofie Back's perverted fashion • A report on the future of the Royal College of Art
Herman Miller's Living Office
The past and present of Indian design • Glithero's illusions • The emergence of anxious objects • Rebuilding the Mac • Bug-out bags for Istanbul • Jonathan Keats's 100-year cameras • Industrial Facility on beauty • Disegno's diary
The Disegno Residency
Olafur Eliasson's Your Uncertain Archive
Disegno No.6 includes:
An evening with Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec’s Lustre Gabriel • Felix Chabluk Smith's induction to the Met’s Costume Institute • Céline's sphere heel • The opening of the V&A’s fashion archive • Architectural Protopaper • A breakfast with Martino Gamper • Critiquing the rise of design pornography • Collective fabrics with Vivienne Westwood • Seaweed creations by Julia Lohmann • Lightness in Lindberg • Luxury brands as the new Medici
Understanding Konstantin Grcic • An investigation into colour in design • Celebrating the legacy of Lina Bo Bardi • A photo-essay about transparency in fashion • Forests as idea generators for design • Fashion and art in the work of Boudicca • Creating the architecture of the fashion show • Fictional design with Dunne & Raby
Azzedine Alaïa’s admiration for Charles James • Coffee with Luca Nichetto • A reading list for Charlotte Perriand • Wrapping architecture with Anton Alvarez • Tudor Chimney pots by Wieki Somers • Eley Kishimoto's wallpaper
The Disegno Residency
Nathalie Du Pasquier’s The Construction of a Collection and a Collection of Constructions
Disegno No.5 includes:
Industrial Facility’s bento boxes for objects • Hermès' Constance Cartable • An alternative take on Marseille’s architecture • The artifice of Gareth Pugh • Smartgeometry and computer design • Masks by Nitzan Cohen • The future of design education • Wieki Somers’ samurai light poles • The Diogene House by Renzo Piano
Cohen and Van Balen’s lament for industrial China • Renovating Donald Judd’s 101 Spring Street • The Kumbh Mela metropolis • Lighting design and the future • An email exchange between Mary Katrantzou and Erik Madigan Heck • Hella Jongerius and the UN • Design and dance with Richard Siegal
Visualising time with Vitamins • A reading list for Dries Van Noten • Tom Dixon for Adidas • Claesson Koivisto Rune’s prefab architecture • Wrong for Hay • Marloes ten Bhömer’s engineered footwear • DesignMarketo's Perfume, Sir?
The Disegno Residency
Paul Smith’s Nine Mundane but Amazing Items of Design
Disegno No.4 includes:
War paint with Faye Toogood • Kengo Kuma’s reading list • The development of Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park • A turning point for Established & Sons • A report on re-editions • The anatomy of the press trip
Iris Van Herpen’s digital couture • An insight into The Seaboard synthesiser • A storm-tossed visit to Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum • Design and jewellery • Hedi Slimane’s anthology of Yves Saint Laurent • Japonisme in the 21st century • A critique of architectural photography • The architectural interios of Donald Milne • An essay on the rise of Icelandic design
CODA’s Party Wall at MoMA PS1 • Portuguese cake design • The social ethos of Fixperts • Mojang’s video game architecture
The Disegno Residency
Valentino’s Glossary of Couture
Disegno No.3 includes:
The emergence of Julie Richoz • Digital reading with Strelka Press • Online fashion archives • Selected reading • The return of Charles Pollock • An investigation of design accessories
Maria Blaisse advocates the beauty of retirement • The legacy of Victor Papanek • Conducting NASA’s space orchestra with Nelly Ben Hayoun • Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence • An essay on the fold • A review of the Venice Architecture Biennale • Mattiazzi’s handmade ethos • An appreciation of the mask
Eley Kishimoto at 20 • Shigeru Ban’s cardboard cathedral • Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun • Skulls and seams with Aithor Throup • Berg’s Little Printer
The Disegno Residency
Will Wiles’ Design Erotica
Disegno No.2 includes:
Giambattista Valli's couture debut • The architectural legacy of 2011 • Harri Koskinen's arrival at Iittala • Konstantin Grcic's Selected Reading • The new wave of designers and design brands
A photoessay of Paulo David's Madeira • Documenting Central Saint Martins' move • Reappreciating the New Domestic Landscape • Architecture's study of the shelter • Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in conversation • Inga Sempé on the life and work of Inga Sempé • The fetishisation of craft
Murray Moss's fresh start • Designing a shirt with Palmer Harding • K2S Architects' Chapel of Silence • Tadashi Kawamata's tsunami debris tower • Experimenting with the capabilities of wood
The Disegno Residency
The Look, Animals! creative cookbook
Disegno No.1 includes:
Inside Martin Szekely's Paris apartment • Considering Los Angeles by bicycle • Breakfast with Issey Miyake's Yoshiyuki Miyamae • Alice Rawsthorn's Selected Reading • The emergence of Daniel Rybakken • Investigating the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa • Is recession good for architecture • Catalytic clothing and the reduction of air pollution
An essay on decay • Lunch with Azzedine Alaïa • The story of Barber Osgerby's Tip Ton chair • A conversation about design and democracy • Island hopping in the Japan's Inland Sea • Rebuilding Pringle's archive • An aerial photoessay on London's Olympic Park • The design of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec • Design's interest in fertility • Documenting the office lunch
Massoud Hassani's mine sweeper • Nicola Morgan's rapid-prototyped couture • Cecil Balmond's new studio • Bending chairs with François Dumas • Tze Goh's minimalism
The Disegno Residency
A Day in the Life of Ernesto Bones: a game of exquisite corpse