Highlights from the issue include a photoessay from an Attican marble quarry; a report from the US Supreme Court’s hearing of Apple v. Samsung; a roundtable about London’s new Design Museum with Deyan Sudjic, John Pawson, Justin McGuirk and Morag Myerscough; a farewell to the lightbulb from George Sowden; and a reflection on the role of built structures in African-American history, as prompted by a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Disegno #13 includes:
The Dionysos quarry as presented by the marble atelier On Entropy; a conversation about the future of design education with Zowie Broach and Sam Jacob; Apple and Samsung grappling over design patents at the US Supreme Court; unseen archival material from Alexander Girard’s childhood utopia; a report on the design of money; a travelogue from the refugee camps of the Western Sahara; a plan to reinvent the lightbulb with George Sowden; a special project on design and perception by Laureline Galliot; the making of London’s new Design Museum with Deyan Sudjic, John Pawson, Justin McGuirk and Morag Myerscough, chaired by Vicky Richardson; portraits for political conciliation with Faye Toogood; a reflection on the limits of procedural generation in No Man’s Sky; a critique of the Pacific Solution’s spatial politics of refusal; the implicit gendering of the vulgar; the horrors of the consumer electronics supply chain in Death by Design; a visit to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Yuri Suziki and the importance of sound design; a return to the secretary desk with Michele De Lucchi; and a short story about interventions.
Disegno Magazine is aimed at those who are hungry for updates on architecture, design and fashion. The three aspects of vanity are very neatly compiled into one very special magazine and it is the most sought out magazine as it graces the stands only twice in a year. The magazine has inspired a legion of architecture, interior designers and fashion designers for many years – it is revered by the designing community in the world. The magazine has beautiful and explanatory illustrations of the latest architectural masterpieces erected across the world which is usually followed up by the input of the chief architecture and views of a critic at the end of it. The fashion section is a true fest for the eyes and gives the reader essential information regarding the hottest trends in the market. There are numerous interviews of the top fashion designers of the world and their take on the dying fashion, the latest fabric in use and other related areas. Featuring a section which answers the questions asked by you, these queries are answered by the esteemed line-up of contributors to the magazine. A must have for every design enthusiast!