Four Freedoms Park

Disegno No.4

Four Freedoms Park

New York

05 August 2014

In light of the Louis Kahn exhibition at London's Design Museum, Disegno looks at the American master's final work: New York's Four Freedoms Park

The Politics of Sense and Sensibility

Disegno No.2

The Politics of Sense and Sensibility

Madeira

04 August 2014

Pedro Gadanho examines the Madeiran architecture of 2012 Alvar Aalto Medal-winner Paulo David

Rethink LA

DISEGNO NO.1

Rethink LA

LOS ANGELES

24 July 2014

Cycling in Los Angeles accounts for less than one percent of all work commutes. In Disegno No.1 we looked at Rethink LA, an initiative that tried to change the Los Angelenos attitude to commuting on two wheels.

The Sealed Chair of François Dumas

Disegno No.1

The Sealed Chair of François Dumas

Amsterdam

17 July 2014

After Villa Noailles named Laura Couto Rosado the winner of Design Parade 9, Disegno looks back at the work of the winner of the competition's fifth edition, François Dumas

No Cosy Corners

Disegno No.6

No Cosy Corners

Berlin

13 June 2014

Konstantin Grcic has forged his career through uncompromising devotion to the ideals of industrial design. Now, an exhibition at Vitra Design Museum spells out his vision for the future and challenge the format of retrospectives

Dirty Reading

Disegno No.6

Dirty Reading

London

05 June 2014

In an article from Disegno No.6, Nina Power scrutinises and challenges the rise of design porn

Wrapping Architecture

Disegno No.6

Wrapping Architecture

Stockholm

24 May 2014

Disegno visits Anton Alavarez as his exhibition of thread-wrapped architecture opens in Stockholm

Building brands

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Building brands

Basel

22 May 2014

A trip to Switzerland provides a timely reminder of a client's importance to the architectural process

Louise Wilson (1962-2014)

Disegno No.2

Louise Wilson (1962-2014)

London

19 May 2014

In celebration of Louise Wilson, Central Saint Martin's course leader of MA fashion, we share our feature on the school that Wilson helped to shape from Disegno No.2

Alaïa on Charles James

Disegno No.6

Alaïa on Charles James

New York

06 May 2014

The couturier Azzedine Alaïa speaks to Disegno about his admiration for the work of Charles James, the subject of the Met's 2014 fashion exhibition

Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed

Disegno No.6

Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed

London

03 April 2014

In our latest issue we examined designer Julia Lohmann's work with seaweed. Here, we publish an extended interview conducted for the feature

The Making of the Lustre Gabriel

Disegno No.6

The Making of the Lustre Gabriel

Paris

02 April 2014

We share a special video documenting the making of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's Lustre Gabriel

Disegno No.6

Disegno No.6

Disegno No.6

London

01 April 2014

We are delighted to announce the launch of Disegno No.6!

Re: Collection at MAD

Interview

Re: Collection at MAD

New York

31 March 2014

MAD's David McFadden discusses the curation of a design permanent collection and how design museums can learn from art

Take Shelter

Disegno No.2

Take Shelter

London

13 March 2014

The shelter is an increasingly important architectural type in this time of climatic catastrophe, man-made disaster and paranoia. We explore the fascination with refuge structures, not only as protection but also as retreat

Masking Identities

Disegno No.3

Masking Identities

London

11 March 2014

At a time when fashion and design are experimenting with the form and identity of the mask, Disegno takes a look at their meaning

An essay on decay

Disegno No.1

An essay on decay

London

07 March 2014

How things die, or how the materials from which they have been fashioned decompose or not, is one of the troubling questions of the age. It is not surprising then, that decay as a concept is finding a way into the work of many designers

Craft Fetishism

Disegno No.2

Craft Fetishism

London

06 March 2014

Today, we crave the artisan touch and local authenticity has superseded global mass-production in desirability. But why have we fallen in love with craft?

The Fold

Disegno No.3

The Fold

London

05 March 2014

Scoring an edge into a piece of paper or fabric creates another dimension. This essay explores the complexities of the fold as observed both in academic writing and design history

Iceland Emerges

Disegno No.4

Iceland Emerges

Reykjavík

04 March 2014

With the fifth edition of its DesignMarch festival due to take place later this month, Disegno examines what makes design distinctive in a country that as late as the 1950s didn't even have a word for it

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