Our cover story is Nathalie Du Pasquier, an artist and designer who rose to prominence as a member of Memphis in the 1980s and who now collaborates with brands and manufacturers such as Wrong for Hay and American Apparel. We invited Du Pasquier to curate 19 pages of Disegno and she responded with The Construction of a Collection and a Collection of Constructions, a collaged series of her artwork that is dispersed throughout the issue.
Elsewhere, stories in the issue span across design, architecture and fashion. We join industrial designer Konstantin Grcic on the eve of his retrospective at Vitra Design Museum; Boudicca shares its singular approach to the fashion industry; and Edwin Heathcote assesses the legacy of Brazilian modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi.
Other stories see novelist Will Wiles meet with design studio Dunne & Raby to speculate on the future of design fictions; Anton Alvarez reveals his plans to create thread-wrapped architecture; Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec discuss the creation of a chandelier for Versailles; forests assessed as potential idea generators for designers; and Azzedine Alaïa explain his admiration for the American couturier Charles James.
As the magazine matures, we have also continued to refine its design. The biggest change this issue can be found on our cover, which now contains more extensive cover lines to better reflect the content inside. Due to our increasing distribution, we have also been able to lower the price of Disegno, from £15 to £8.
Disegno No.6 is printed on Symbol Tatami 115gsm, with a matte laminated cover on cast-coated Splendourlux 250gsm, from Fedrigoni UK, and will be launched during the Salone Del Mobile in Milan.