Reviews - Domus

Design Miami/ Basel 2017

From vintage cars by Rovecars to Laufen’s milky-white collection, ferrocement by Konstantin Grcic and crystal printing by Swarovski: just some of the highlights from this year’s Design Miami/ Basel.


Design / Maria Cristina Didero


Ode to the pencil

A fine book tells the little-known story of a small, light and timeless object that has always been close at hand, discretely sitting on our tables and between our fingers: the pencil.


Reviews / Mauro Panzeri

Paris Haussmann

Presented as a contemporary territorial “retroatlas”, the “Paris Haussmann” exhibition catalogue is a work generous in its reconsideration of the city, which reopens the debate on the current effects of Haussmann’s ideas. #fridayreads


Reviews / Salvator-John A. Liotta, Fabienne Louyot


Viva Arte Viva

While the exhibition curated by Christine Macel includes many new names, the overall result is somewhat ordinary: it seems to offer less than the enthusiastic title promises and fails to generate anything new. #BiennaleArte2017


Art / Gabi Scardi


The mountain

The Egyptian pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice features Moataz Nasr’s video fable. Shot in a village in the Egyptian countryside, it tells of the fear that inhibits action, an experience common to humanity. #BiennaleArte2017


Art / la redazione di Domusweb

Life in the folds

The composite work of Carlos Amorales mixes print, sculpture and cinema to give shape to an installation of great formal rigour, which comes to life thanks to music. #BiennaleArte2017


Art / Gabi Scardi