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Outlooks on contemporary design

| Designbest editorial staff


here are plenty of books about design, and each one of them speaks about something special, unique or historic. However, Sguardi sul design contemporaneo: interviste di Matteo Vercelloni (Outlooks on contemporary design: interviews by Matteo Vercelloni), the new book published by Libri Scheiwiller presented on June 30, 2021 at the ADI Design Museum in Milan, is able to go a step further as it offers us a collective discussion with 12 of the most influential designers on the international scene.

Curated by Matteo Vercelloni, the architect, designer and professor of History of Design at the Polidesign di Milano (in addition to teaching at other institutions like NABA, IED, the Accademia di Belle Arti, and ISAD), this volume offers up various questions and analyses on some of the most poignant contemporary issues like the dematerialization of objects, digital design, the idea of the product having an emotional relationship with its owner, and the pandemic as an accelerator of trends (just consider the home office).

Making up the round table and opening the debate, there are prestigious names like Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Michele De Lucchi, Patricia Urquiola, Ross Lovegrove and many others who explain to us this new relationship we have with our living spaces.

Sguardi sul design contemporaneo: interviste di Mattero Vercelloni is the first edition of what will become a new collection called Interviews—inspired by the magazine of the same name founded by Andy Warhol in the 1970s. The goal is to focus on the interview as a means of expressing the present moment in architecture, design, as well as art, cinema and fashion. What emerges from the pages of the book is a humanistic look into this fluid, inclusive and synergetic branch of knowledge. It takes a close look at masterful design that is capable of blending the technical, stylistic and entrepreneurial.

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