Milan 2012: in this interview filmed at Dezeen Studio, Guardian critic Justin McGuirk gives us his take on the future of design criticism, as fast reactions on platforms like Twitter and Facebook are balanced by long-form analysis in e-books and online journals.
He goes on to discuss how the fetishisation of traditional crafts by mass-producers is pushing design in a new direction and agrees with previous guest journalist Joseph Grima that the arrival of hacking culture and open-source production is the big story in Milan this year, describing it as the antithesis to the luxury design industry that the city normally centres around.
We published an abridged version of this interview in our Thursday TV show (below).
- Corn Craft by Gallery FUMI and Studio To…ogood
- Black Box by Marc Newson for Dom Pérign…on
- Orishiki Spectacle Case by Naoki Kawamot…o
- Lego Minifigures hacked with Sugru to cr…eate iPhone cable holders
- Seungji Mun's Economical Chair is design…ed to minimise waste
- Vegetal by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
- Commuter by Levi’s
- PenJet printer by Jaan Evart, Julian Hag…en and Daniël Maarleveld
- Italo Rota designs Arts and Food exhibit…ion for Triennale di Milano
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