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States of Design 11: Handmade Design

In the past 20 years, handcrafts have returned with growing force to animate the theoretical debate surrounding design, in step with the changing state of the world and its markets. Retracing the developments of crafts and artefacts can help us understand a key issue of contemporary design and culture.

 

Design / Paola Antonelli

 

States of Design 10: Social Design

Motivated by an ideal of equality, the dedication with which architects and designers strive to achieve even small improvements in living conditions opens up new perspectives for design, politics and the management of public and private sectors.

 

Design / Paola Antonelli

States of Design 09: Green Design

A new breed of designers is finding ways to combine ideological commitments with life's pleasures, revealing an untapped realm of opportunity between greenness and gratification.

 

Design / Paola Antonelli

 

States of Design 08: Après moi, le déluge

Has chair design really been done to death? From the informal seats of the radical movements of the Sixties to Konstantin Grcic's exercises in technological elegance, a survey of one of industrial design's archetypal challenges.

 

Design / Paola Antonelli

 

States of Design 07: Bio-design

The work of bio-designers generates uncanny visions that can confront our deepest beliefs.

 

Design / Paola Antonelli

States of Design 06: In your face

The story of contemporary typographical design is the story of typeface designers.

 

Design / Paola Antonelli