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Future ways of living
 

Future ways of living

First held ten years ago in Milan, “Meet the Media Guru” celebrated this first round number devoting two days to “Future ways of living”. Its founder Maria Grazia Mattei recounts.

 

Interviews / Stefania Garassini

Corian Charging Surface
 

Corian Charging Surface

Launched at NeoCon 2015, DuPont Corian Charging Surface is a new technology that easily charges mobile devices without the need for wires and plugs cluttering the countertop.

 

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Chao Chen: Water Reaction

For his final year project at RCA, Chinese product designer Chao Chen took inspiration for the pinecone to develop a water-reacting material that can be used for a lot of applications.

 

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Design Miami Basel 2015
 

Design Miami Basel 2015

A point of reference for art and design lovers, this year Design Miami/Basel celebrated its 10th anniversary by commissioning the prestigious “Design At Large” project to André Balazs.

 

Reviews / Maria Cristina Didero

One by One
 

One by One

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir’s project encloses cleansing balls made primarily from Icelandic herbs into a porcelain container that dispenses one ball at the time.

 

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Michele De Lucchi: Pulcina

The espresso maker designed by De Lucchi is the result of a long-term joint venture to produce a “moka for the new millennium” able to exalt the organoleptic properties of coffee.

 

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JinSik Kim: Half Half
 

JinSik Kim: Half Half

Simple geometric shapes and contrasting materials: Korean designer JinSik Kim plays with these elements for his collection of side-tables and stools.

 

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Complexity vs confusion
 

Complexity vs confusion

A guest at the “Meet the Media Guru” conference in Milan, Don Norman painted a far-reaching picture of the future, when good designers must offer “solutions to complex problems, like those to do with education, health and the environment” and stop complexity turning into confusion.

 

Interviews / Stefania Garassini

Hurdle Family

Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch designed a family of chairs, stools and side-tables combining wood and tubular steel, defined profiles and curved shapes.

 

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Food for Thought
 

Food for Thought

Developed by Los Angeles-based graphic designer Maria Mordvintseva-Keeler, Food for Thought is a concept for a limited edition series of three books with edible names.

 

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Fairphone 2
 

Fairphone 2

Started as a campaign to increase awareness for the use of conflict minerals in consumer electronics, Fairphone released the first images of its new smartphone design.

 

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Loop & Flamingo

Constance Guisset comes out with two brand new projects: a round and dancing lamp, swirling in the air and a desk brimming with finesse and ingenuity.

 

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