Farewell to Issey Miyake, creator of “clothes for freedom”

From the Domus archive, the refflections that the great Japanese designer shared with us in the years of the explosion of his ‘Pleats Please’ collections.

10 books to read this summer

From botany to post-punk, from the craft revolution to an all-picture fanzine-like book to Ursula Le Guin, Compasso d’Oro winner Emanuele Quinz has picked out for Domus the ten key readings of the moment.

When Italian design was science fiction

What are Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti doing in Space: 1999? In the Sixties and Seventies sci-fi sets, from the most expensive TV series to the cheapest of B-movies, were furnished with the icons of Italian design, which at the time looked as something coming straight from the future.

The evolution of outdoor furniture

From the 1930s to the 1970s, a journey through the projects of designers for outdoor living: light, colorful and transportable furniture that become toys.