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How Memphis Milano Shook The Design World

10/12/2020 architecture & interior design & fashion

How Memphis Milano Shook The Design World

Functionalism just wasn't enough for a young troop of Milano designers and architects who were gathered in the apartment of Ettore Sottsass in 1980. These revolutionary mavens wanted to command attention and communicate a message, they wanted to challenge the status quo and show that design could be emotional, humorous, and sensual.
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How Lina Bo Bardi Shaped Brazilian Modernism

03/12/2020 architecture & interior

How Lina Bo Bardi Shaped Brazilian Modernism

Ahead of time both in design and philosophy, Lina Bo Bardi was a pioneer who championed a new era of the female architecture and creating spaces for the public. She was the architect that used Modernism to connect people with spaces, her vision was to create a world centered around community and culture.
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The Last Dreamers of Modernity

03/12/2020 architecture & interior

The Last Dreamers of Modernity

Ricardo Bofill represents the last dreamers of modernity, he encapsulates for all the virtues, the fulfilled dreams, and grand ambitions that the following generation has not been able to have. Apartamento magazine’s creative director Nacho Alegre reflects on the legacy of a fellow Catalonian.
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Gio Ponti Was A Master of Italian Flair

17/11/2020 architecture & interior design & fashion

Gio Ponti Was A Master of Italian Flair

A select few are inscribed in history as pioneers of modern Italian design and architecture, Gio Ponti was undoubtedly one of them. A designer in the truest definition, today he is known as the ‘Father of Italian Modernist’ design.
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Wood Returns To Vogue in Japan

01/11/2020 architecture & interior

Wood Returns To Vogue in Japan

Japan has long been wedded to the natural elements of wood in both design and architecture. Wood as materiality played a salient role in the cultural and ritual identities of the country, and again is becoming the component of choice. Discover three archetype from this growing movement.
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Bookstores vs. 2020

16/10/2020 architecture & interior

Bookstores vs. 2020

The start of the year signaled a resurgence in print media, but the events of the year may have moved the needle. To understand how this year's developments affected the resurgence, we spoke to Ulrich Dombrowsky of Buchhandlung Dombrowsky and Ines Sutter of BUCHSTÄBCHEN about their journey so far and the challenges 2020 presented them.
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