Interviews

3D printing and digital design
lead ICFF 2013 programme

3D printing workshops lead ICFF 2013 programme

News: next month's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York will be the first major design fair to place 3D printing and digital fabrication at the core of its programme, with a four-day series of workshops introducing the hardware and software that could change the face of design, manufacturing and distribution (+ interview). More »

Architecture "is still in the Walkman phase"
- Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel by Inga Powilleit

Interview: architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio was in London last week to launch Canaletto, a residential tower being built in the east of the city. He spoke to Dezeen about the project, about his plans to create the first open-source architecture studio and about the "devastatingly difficult" situation for architects in the Netherlands. More »

3D printed houses are
"not that far off"

3D printed houses are "not that far off"

Interview: earlier today, London studio Softkill Design unveiled plans for a 3D printed house. We spoke to Softkill's Gilles Retsin about the viability of printed architecture and how he intends to print a plastic dwelling in just three weeks.

"When we started this research, it was a kind of science fiction," he says. "It's not actually that far off any more." More »

"He had a volcanic imagination"
- Barnaba Fornasetti on Piero Fornasetti

"He had a volcanic imagination" - Barnaba Fornasetti on Piero Fornasetti

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fornasetti founder Piero Fornasetti (above). With a new wallpaper collection for Cole & Son coming out this month, we met up with Piero's son, Barnaba Fornasetti (below), who told us the story behind the eccentric Italian design house that he now heads (+ interview + slideshow). More »

"I was horrified at the thought of a
soulless chain" - Aesop founder

"I was horrified at the thought of a soulless chain" - Aesop founder

Interview: recently Dezeen met up with Dennis Paphitis, founder of skincare brand Aesop. In this exclusive interview he explains why no two stores are of the same design, why he enjoys working with different architects around the world and how he believes "there's a direct correlation between interesting, captivating store spaces and customer traffic within a store" (+ slideshow). More »