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Browsing Domus digital archives, with over a thousand publications that cross a century, you can discover infinite stories. Don’t miss our first episode with Piero Fornasetti.
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We choose this article from Domus archive because the words of Tommaso Trini, art critic and art historian, still fit with the last artist’s work, conceived in 1970, Floating Piers, just opened to the public on Lago d’Iseo, Italy.
“Pencil, paper, ruler. Stencil, compass, pastels. Set-square, paper, pencil. Or an old Olivetti and a few sheets of typing paper, I might say in the case of other forms of expression. For me it was not an Olivetti, but a more antiquated Underwood...” The writer Daniele Del Giudice recounts the transition form the analogic tools to computers in Domus 821, December 1999. #domus1000
London’s first new bridge for a century, designed by the architect Norman Foster and the engineers at Arup, closed as soon as it opened. Deyan Sudjic, in Domus 847 April 2002, on what went wrong and how it was put right. #domus1000
In this interview with Marco Romanelli, from Domus 674, Richard Sapper bears witness to the scope for design as a personally loved profession but also as one correctly practised within industrial structures and market laws.
Tomorrow at NMNM – Nouveau Musée National de Monaco will be inaugurated the exhibition “Fausto Melotti”, devoted to a crucial period of the artist’s career in which Domus played a special role, as stated in the 1962 essay that we present anew here.
In celebration of the centenary of Lina Bo Bardi’s birth, we remind the Italio-Brazilian architect republishing one of her last articles for Domus written in 1944, a reasoning on the interior design for the home, with aesthetically attractive and economically, technically acceptable products.