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from 16 June 2020

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Roberta Borrelli | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Roberta Borrelli Design Studio: MAKEYOURHOMESTUDIO 1. What is the project you are most proud of? Ca' 24 project presented at the last edition of Milano Design Week, inside Isola Design District. A project in which I put myself totally at stake through the renovation of an apartment linked to hospitality, which then became for me the story of everyday architecture, staging the work of the typical architect of the current generation of professionals. 2. What are you working on right now? To several projects including Poetics, an analysis of people's dreams about their home environments. Today we are witnessing a paradigm shift from the past; while previously surrounding yourse

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Astrid Luglio | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Astrid Luglio 1. What are you working on right now? I take inspiration from the historical moment we are living to work on new ideas. With the students of the university, for example, we are analyzing the conviviality lived through digital tools, trying to recreate a sense of community and sharing even in a moment of isolation like this. 2. In which direction do you think the world of design is going? This worldwide shock must be channelled into new propulsive energy. In Design, as in many other sectors, those who will be quicker to rework what is happening will be successful, opening their minds to confrontation and change, and rooting out certainties and preconceptions. 3.

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Bhulls | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Riccardo Parmiciano Borgström e Giorgia Farina Design Studio: Bhulls 1. What are you working on right now? We've been setting aside disused objects to revitalize with the idea of creating a totally self-produced Scrap collection for a while now, and this is the ideal time to dedicate yourself to such a project, so now we're getting our hands dirty! 2. We are in a delicate moment globally, how has your job changed due to the Coronavirus? Usually we go from sketching to experimenting with materials several times when designing new projects, prototyping is always a very dynamic process for us. We love to go in search of local suppliers and craftsmen to find the right materials

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Formanuda | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Maria Paola Di Clemente Design Studio: Formanuda 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? I'm inspired, often, a little selfishly, by what I lack. From objects that I would like in my daily life, functional to my practical, aesthetic-emotional, social-spatial interaction needs. Personal failings but inevitably shared, at least by a part of the population, which give the finished product a social value and exchange for the ability to offer a new perspective with respect to a common need or a lack that you did not know you had. 2. The 3 books that every designer should read. Although my literature is characterized by many non-fiction texts I would like to recommend some narr

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Pia Bonnen | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Pia Bonnen Design Studio: BONNEN 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? I draw my inspiration from very different sources. On the one hand, I examine my environment for optimization possibilities and question the demands on everyday objects.On the other hand, I like to collect fabrics, newspaper clippings, surface and material samples to create collages from them. From these I try to draw new forms, colour and material combinations. 2. We are in a delicate moment globally, how has your job changed due to the Coronavirus? Since coronavirus spread, the direct exchange is missing. Video conferences and telephone calls cannot replace physical brainstorming and creative discu

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Alouane Said-Ruspoli | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Alouane Said-Ruspoli 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? First of all, it needs to answers affirmative to that question: Will it help me to make this world more poetic, more ecological or trigger curiosity, understanding, and empathy from people towards the otherness? I graduated with a BA in sociology before starting doing design. I think this interest in sociological or anthropological aspects of a specific context is always following me for my creative process.My relation to materials is also an important aspect of my inspiration. I'm very interested in earth-related materials, like ceramic, concrete, sand. Because they are materials that have been used by many civ

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Shallu Aneja | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Shallu Aneja 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? I think everyday material interactions play a pivotal role as starting points for my work. The relationships that one builds with the materials that surround them on a personal level are really fascinating. These experiences that we have with the environment inspire my hands-on, construction driven process. 2. The 3 books that every designer should read. N°1: A Dictionary of Colour Combinations by Sanzo Wada N°2: Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World by Seetal Solanki N°3: Touching and Imagining: An Introduction to Tactile Art (International Library of Modern and Contemporary Art) by Jan Svankmajer

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Pietro Algranti | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Pietro Algranti Design Studio: AlgrantiLAB 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? The creative process starts from the observation of the material, the characteristics of each wooden board, the signs and colours on the iron surfaces, the colours of oxidation on the copper plates. A fundamental moment is that of the research of the material, and it is precisely there that I begin to think about its possible future functions, combinations, furniture and objects that are not yet but will become. I am interested in giving value to the material and its history, through the exaltation of the signs that time has left on it. Often, it is precisely the attempt to paraphrase these

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Lucas Zito | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Lucas Zito Design Studio: Studio i+1 1. What's your mantra every morning when you wake up? You get what you focus on. 2. Where do you get your inspiration from? I get my inspirations from all of the issues and dilemmas we face in the context of our societal consequences. Too many of our past decisions have created our present and future problems. It is a great time to be a designer. 3. What are you working on right now? In my current project Filter Loop, I try to achieve a method based on a circular perspective. This method features a modular machine that deals with the tremendous amount of cigarette filters littered throughout the world. Cigarette filters contain a plastic

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Dall'astronave allo spillo | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Fleur Chiarito, Matteo Dal Lago Design Studio: Dall'astronave allo spillo 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? Even though we like to be open and say that anything could inspire us, we usually follow certain specific interests and intuition that can lead us to discoveries with potential in our practice. We look and draw parallels and connections between tradition and contemporaneity, trying to always focus on what is needed and what is never been proposed to the world of interior, which is our field of application. We try to discover the hidden potential of materials, techniques and tools. We believe in the power of transformation and adaptability, for this reason we t

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Ricco Fiorito | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Ricco Fiorito Design Studio: CooLoo 1. What are you working on right now? We were working on a large circular design project especially for Salone del Mobile 2020. Bringing Dutch designers and producers with waste materials together to create design and art pieces with our CooLoo technologies. With our exhibitions at Isola Design District and the rooftop of Palazzo Turati we want to show the world that you can create beautiful design products based on circularity. Closing the circle by thinking circular. 2. In which direction do you think the world of design is going? Circularity, sustainability. Creating furniture from waste materials, easy to repair, reuse, refurbish and r

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Studio Laf | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Uygar Gözcü Design Studio: Studio Laf 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? Born in a place where many cultures live together has a great impact on my designs and line. When I go out on the street, I find the texture of many periods and cultures that affect my designs. Life itself plays a major role in shaping my designs. The posture of the ballet artist is like the leaves swaying on the branches of the tree. 2. In which direction do you think the world of design is going? I think the design language will go towards simplification in general. I think that the return to nature has started and it will go further. I think that we will see more of the effect of nature on th

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Kristel Laurits | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Kristel Laurits 1. What are you working on right now? I’m working with colour & concept design on projects ranging from interiors and exhibitions to object design. In the current phase, I’m developing pigments and new material combinations that are from natural source and that are repurposed. I got tired of the smell of spray and even though the synthetic colours have their beauty and they are much brighter, it would be so much more rewarding to be able to develop colours that still resonate with my design universe and to use materials that someone has considered “waste”. I’m very curious of circularity and the concept of waste and I work together with a recycling center her

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Sen Studio | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Sedef Sen Design Studio: Sen Studio 1. In which direction do you think the world of design is going? In my opinion, the world of design is moving towards becoming more experiential, natural, different but useful. Especially after coronavirus, I can say that different aspects of design will emerge. Even now, designers are producing very successful works with a perspective for the art community. 2. What are the essential elements for a product to be defined as "design"? Everything that is designed with imagination and finds its place in the real world is design. 3. What's your mission? Inspiring people's souls with functional/multifuncional design by using colors and natural m

3 QUESTIONS FOR: FOLDS | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Anja & Nikolaj Design Studio: FOLDS 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? Process of making ordinary objects, contemporary art, media, architecture, books, movies, exhibitions, history, random everyday objects and from each other. 2. The 3 books that every designer should read. N°1: Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change by Victor Papanek N°2: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. N°3: Less is Enough: On Architecture and Asceticism by Pier Vittorio Aureli 3. We are in a delicate moment globally, how has your job changed due to the Coronavirus? We have much more time for focusing on new ideas and having fun with our creative part of brains. Even

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Studio ThusThat | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Kevin Rouff, Paco Boeckelmann, Guillermo Whittembury Design Studio: Studio ThusThat 1. What are you working on right now? Currently we are continuing to explore more wastes/byproduct materials from the mining and metallurgical industries, as well as other large scale industrial spheres, such as incineration. These areas of inquiry are complex and opaque, but also highly relevant as our material demands continue to grow. We think it’s important to uncover the material reality behind the everyday built world, and propose alternatives. (And we just really love messing around with new materials.) 2. In which direction do you think the world of design is going? It seems there wil

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Keep Life | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Pietro Petrillo / Ilaria Spagnuolo Brand Name: Keep Life 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? Nature is our first inspiration. Shapes, geometries, colours and sensoriality constantly bring us back to it. We also like to think that just as in the technical perfection of nature there are always those imperfections that drive it to experimentation and technical improvement, so in our way of designing there is a constant research aimed at innovation but able to accept the unexpected and make it valuable. We cannot ignore the observation of human behavior, we are a very important cue for design with our needs and our gestures. For training and cultural background our work i

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Jana Vukšić | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Jana Vukšić Design Studio: Atelier Badem 1. What's your mantra every morning when you wake up? I hold strongly to the wise words “ventis secundis” which mean in Latin to go with the flow, or to experience favourable winds. I believe motion is very important, in work as well as in our private life. If you stay active, even though the focus is yet unclear, you will harvest inspiration, opportunities and experiences in the proces. 2. Where do you get your inspiration from? I believe inspiration is everywhere, but to receive inspiration you need to practice a sensitive and curious mind. In my opinion this does not happen by sitting still and staring in front of you, like portray

3 QUESTIONS FOR: Andreea Cornila | IsolaDD

Designer's Name: Andreea Cornila 1. What are you working on right now? I'm currently working on some new design pieces that will be added to my existing plant stand collection, which I am looking forward to sharing with you at Isola Design District, in 2021. Besides that, I was given the chance to work on a couple of interior design projects, for which I am excited to create some fine custom-designed furniture. Otherwise, I am constantly reminding myself to maintain a good balance between my work and personal life, given the fact that nowadays, they both happen in the comfort of my home. 2. In which direction do you think the world of design is going? I'm happy to have noticed a huge increas

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