INTERNI magazine issue #592
INTERNI magazine issue #592 is now available.
Editorial by Gilda Bojardi
To not forget the way we were yesterday, to know how we will be tomorrow: the lesson of a master like Ernesto Nathan Rogers and the timeliness of a mobile work of architecture like the Prada Transformer in Seoul, by Rem Koolhaas, tell us that the path has been a long, intense one. Like the intensity of the events and proposals during seven non-stop days in Milan, confirming the city’s status as World Design Capital. The expectations were fulfilled by the energy called into play, leaving behind a palpable sensation of a pulsating, vital design culture, in spite of the undeniable structural difficulties of the market. The images that follow speak for themselves: perseverance in pursuit of quality and creativity, of properly made things, of experimentation and research, crossovers and critical rethinking pays off. Of course some things need adjusting, some of the curves need ironing, and a bit of natural selection won’t hurt. The colors of design are still infinite, like the seemingly infinite events (over 400) scattered around the city, that attracted centripetal forces and even bigger crowds than usual. The spotlights were pointed, at the same time, at the 48th edition of the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile e del Complemento d’Arredo”, but in this issue we concentrate on the FuoriSalone, identifying a series of themes that correspond to innovative design contents. Because the things that make the difference in contemporary design are: big brands going arm in arm with self-produced objects; details games; alchemies of art, crafts and technologies; the pulsating water lamp… All of which brings us to the big theme of this year, that of energies, also underscored by our event InterniDesignEnergies, presented in the historic courtyards of the Università degli Studi of Milan (Ca’ Granda): a series of installations by prestigious international designers, who worked with leading companies in the field of clean, sustainable energies, to demonstrate how design energy becomes invention. All seeds waiting to sprout.
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