ECAL: Delirious Home

A playful look at our relationship with electronics in a modern dwelling

As one of the world’s top design universities, it comes as no surprise that the Industrial Design and Media and Interaction Design students from Lausanne’s ECAL would wow the crowd in Milan with their creative prowess. But their group exhibition, aptly entitled “Delirious Home,” brilliantly showcases how the design principles they learned in school can be humorously applied to the future of the seamlessly connected, …

Source Material

From sewing machines to petrified wood, this Milan exhibition showcases objects that inspired creatives

Inspiration is one of the most interesting and mysterious aspects of creativity. It’s those sparks that ignite the creative process which are the focus of Source Material, an upcoming exhibition due to open during Milan Design Week. One of the most important design events, the fair is all about imagining the future and tracking the past in search of true innovation—but Source Material seeks to …

Incipit

The Milan-based lab helps talented young designers bring their ideas to life

In Latin, the word “incipit” means “the beginning.” Reflecting the word’s meaning, Incipit is also a new Milan-based creative lab and business. The aim is simple yet brave: to help young designers produce their first objects by enlisting the best artisans and technicians around Italy, then launching those products in traditional design retail outlets. The company was founded last year by Roberto Hoz and Marta …