As usual the magazine covers a broad range of topics relating to architecture, design and fashion. The cover story is an essay that explores the intersection of design and jewellery, looking at why the two worlds have not enjoyed greater crossover. Other features include a look at the new Parrish Art Museum on Long Island by Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron, who found inspiration in nearby artists' studios; an interview with up-and-coming haute couture designer Iris van Herpen; a look at the rise of Japonisme in contemporary design and a report on Iceland's burgeoning design culture.
Elsewhere in the issue, the legacy and future of the design brand Established & Sons is investigated and there is a photographic glossary of couture techniques, exploring fashion samples from the house of Valentino. In a special section Hedi Slimane, the creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, has contributed with a series of photographs from the Paris office and apartment of the late Yves Saint Laurent.
To mark its second year, Disegno is now printed on a coated paper with a glossy gatefold cover. The physical experience of leafing through Disegno is as much a part of the magazine's identity as the in-depth content and beautiful imagery, and it was time to introduce something new to this element of the magazine. "Disegno likes to keep changing," says Disegno's founder and editor-in-chief Johanna Agerman Ross. "There have been incremental changes throughout issues one to three, but we wanted to make a bigger statement with the paper stock for this issue."
The new issue will be available in stores from the week starting 15 April and will have a launch in Milan during the Salone del Mobile on 10 April.