Michele De Lucchi

Editorial. Domus 1022

In Domus March 2018 issue, director Michele De Lucchi writes about objects and our desire for inhabiting them.

What we do not want is for them to be machines, organisms or monsters that dramatically intervene in our choices. Instead they should indulge, support us and satisfy us. We enjoy objects with large interiors that are comfortable, bright and easy to heat and cool, without showy, forced mechanics, with simple, intuitive and practical solutions that facilitate ease of use and integrate with nature.

We want them to generate cities, towns and villages hand in hand with personal and individual environments in private, while being discreet and respectful in public, and to the public. We want them to combine with what is already there and to communicate in a harmony of forms, so that they may induce a similar harmony in behaviour and relationships.

We want them to be objects that testify to our technical abilities and to the conquests of thought. On a large scale there are objects that we arrange in nature, creating landscapes, and on a smaller scale there are objects inside other objects, with which we create atmospheres.

On the outer shell of our planet we display objects both big and small. They are objects made of stone, iron, cement and wood, inanimate and rigid – and we put life inside them, making them vibrant and full of people, activities and stories. They are the containers and markers of our existence, and hence we desire them to be beautiful, spacious, solid and expressive, overflowing with positivity.

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