Who are the Virtuous Hedonists? New buyers, informed and unswayable, seduced by cultural luxury and by the design of their own consumption. That's why objects have everything to do with our happiness.
The response of Luisa Collina, Head of the School of Design at Milan Polytechnic, to the recent decision by the Consiglio di Stato banning undergraduate and post-graduate courses taught only in English.
In his very famous publication from 1748, Charles-Louis de Secondat – better known as the Baron de Montesquieu – identified the “Spirit of Laws” in that chain of relations, or rather, in that organisation of relations that could give life to a system.
High Craftsmanship and Economic Growth
Sensual Modernism of Ernest Fooks re-visited , February 2018
Located at Caulfield North neighbourhood in Melbourne, the house architect Ernest Fooks built for himself and his wife Noemi, uncovers the other face of Australian Modernism.
Tokyo. Preserve and celebrate the Kameki Tsuchiura house, one of the first Japanese modern houses , January 2018
Inside one of the first modern houses ever built in Japan. Its architects Kameki and Nobuko Tsuchiura were pioneers of prefabrication and open-plan living in Japanese architecture.
Paraguay-Suipacha Ateliers by Antonio Bonet Castellana, Vera Barros and López Chas revisited, January 2018
The building in Buenos Aires is a seminal example of the 20th century Argentinian architecture and one of the earlier masterpieces of South American modernism.
The Art Museum at the University of Toronto presents a collective exhibition about sleeping and its social and cultural function.
Thought and pleasure are the key words from the keynote lecture which will inaugurate the academic year at the ISIA in Faenza. Iacchetti describes a typically Italian way to interpret the work of a designer.
Beirut, with its multi-polar geography, remains a theatre of conflict and local micro-wars; it is a city in need of a new housing policy – as the Syrian refugee crisis has revealed.