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Editorial

What is the price of freedom we designers and creators have to pay? Struggling to find the ultimate solution out of nearly unlimited possibilities. A designer can create almost anything or any product. So we are free, maybe the most free professionals. Of course we need technical...

Foro Alfa · 15/03/2012 Extracto: Que alguno de los principales referentes internacionales del diseño se presten a contarnos por escrito qué piensas de la profesión sin ninguna pretensión comercial, ni hablar de sus productos o clientes… no es nada fácil. Ese reto se consiguió con Articulado,...

Design is a young discipline. A process engineered at the beginning of the industrial age that first and foremost developed function and derived beauty from it. Up until today, function is the trademark of industrial and serial design, reluctantly giving in to the emotional and...

I was having a cup of tea with Takashi Okutani in Milan, during the 2005 Salone del Mobile, talking about projects underway with Muji and describing to him the Alessi cutlery project and how I felt that this approach to design, of leaving out the...

Four-legged animals spend their lives in nature, in the midst of, next to, and surrounded by things like trees, rocks, meadows, other animals, etc. For them, things are givens. They do not question or transform their environment. Nor do they manufacture their tools. On the...

The economic, environmental, societal, biological, political and scientific models which for the past 150 years we have relied upon so heavily to provide structure to our daily lives are increasingly becoming inadequate to deal with the unpredictability and turbulence we are facing in a post-cataclysmic...

The tastes and needs of design “consumers” inevitably change with the times. In these turbulent days we often hear talk of a return to basics, to origins, to the classics, to homely materials, to organic forms that remit us to Mother Nature. It seems as...

As Mahatma Gandhi said, To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. I respect standing up for what you believe in. I like the idea of friendship and extending trust to everyone you meet. This article describes how life, people and ecodesign...