Salone del Mobile

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Freshly carried back by bus from Milano, your Interior Design blogger returns with a site report, composed after browsing the booths at the Salone del Mobile, the design world’s biggest to date exhibition, all 200,000 m2 of it! After ricocheting from Classic furniture to Euroluce to Workplace 3.0 to Salone Satellite, I needed to sit…

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The End of the World at Pecci

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UFO. Onion. These are the very deliberate descriptors used to characterise the Pecci Museum. Built originally in the 1980s by an Italian architect named Italo Gamberini, it was at the time the biggest contemporary art museum in Italy. Two years ago the museum made more of an effort to connect with the city of Florence…

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Coffee table prototype

Two classes of Sustainable design with their  professor  Marco Sorito worked on the project of a small glass coffee table. A student’s project (Ana Martha Salinas Villagomez – Industrial Design major) was chosen by  VETRERIA DURGONI, a glassmaker company with over 50 years experience in manufacturing glass for interior design and product design,  to be produced as prototype in their…

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Architecture and Community in Bologna

by Petia Stoykova Maintaining an awareness of our surroundings is especially important in the work of a designer because it helps us orient ourselves in the world. We found out about different approaches to understanding and handling space during a field trip to Bologna, where we explored the architectural studio of Mario Cucinella and the…

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Mario Cucinella Architects special lesson for our LdM students

On February 23 the class of Sustainable Architecture by Prof. Andrea Parigi visited the office “Mario Cucinella Architects” with 10 students. The architect Alberto Bruno explained a couple of very interesting projects: The Nido d’infanzia Guastalla (http://www.mcarchitects.it/project/nido-d-infanzia-guastalla) and the Kuwait School in Gaza (http://www.mcarchitects.it/project/palestine-school) Two projects in which the attention towards sustainability and innovation of the architectonic…

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