Remembering the Italian industrialist Piero Busnelli, founder of B&B Italia, Domus turns to its archives to propose a 1982 feature describing his entrepreneurial attitude.
The polygonal stone blocks of the Jerusalem wall, the flowers of desert cacti, the complexities of Arab geometrical designs: all are part of the background against which Zvi Hecker's Ramot Housing complex, published in the pages of Domus in 1985, should be contemplated.
Enzo Mari is defined as “one of the most combative and hopeful designers that exist”. Discover his projects and thinking since his first works in the Sixties.
In January 1971, Domus showcases a new apartment complex in Gabicce, designed by Lodovico Belgioioso, Enrico Peressutti, and Ernesto Nathan Rogers, grouped in two long buildings around a green "piazza".
A delicate 16mm film, conserved at the Domus Archives, documents the August 1978 expedition undertaken by Pierre Restany and two artist friends, who traveled up the Rio Negro from the depths of the Brazilian Amazon to the border with Venezuela and Colombia.
In this interview with Marco Romanelli, from Domus 674, Richard Sapper bears witness to the scope for design as a personally loved profession but also as one correctly practised within industrial structures and market laws.
- Editorial: Our desire to inhabit objects
- Archeology: Stendhal syndrome before a copy
- Projects: SANAA, Tsuruoka Cultural Hall; Focus Uffici: Foster + Partners; SelgasCano, Home Holland Park and Spitalfields
- Art: Adrián Villar Rojas, Housekeeping at the museum.
- Rassegna: Comfort and Wellness