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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. Below is a list of our previous issues and their content. You can purchase individual issues on this page or why not support us by signing up for an annual, four issue, subscription?

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    Disegno #11 – BUY NOW

    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.


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    Disegno #10 – SOLD OUT

    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.


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    Disegno No.9

    Disegno No.9 includes:

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    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

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    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

    Forecast
    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
    2°C
    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


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    Disegno No.8

    Disegno No.8 includes:

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    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

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    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

    Forecast
    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


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    Disegno No.7 - SOLD OUT

    Disegno No.7 includes:

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    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

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    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

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    Herman Miller's Living Office

    Forecast
    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

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    Disegno No.6 - SOLD OUT

    Disegno No.6 includes:

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    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

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    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

    Forecast
    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

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    Disegno No.5

    Disegno No.5 includes:

    Exposé
    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

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    Cohen and Van Balen’s lament for industrial China • Renovating Donald Judd’s 101 Spring Street • The e 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

    Forecast
    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

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    Disegno No.4

    Disegno No.4 includes:

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    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

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    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

    Forecast
    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

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    Disegno No.3

    Disegno No.3 includes:

    Exposé
    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

    Features
    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

    Forecast
    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

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    Disegno No.2

    Disegno No.2 includes:

    Exposé
    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

    Features
    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

    Forecast
    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

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    Disegno No.1

    Disegno No.1 includes:

    Exposé
    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

    Features
    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

    Forecast
    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

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