News: industrial designer Tom Dixon has handed over the MOST design show he founded in Milan two years ago to former employee Will Sorrell, who plans to expand the brand to Istanbul and New York in 2014. More »
Milan 2012: when MoMA curator Paola Antonelli visited Dezeen Studio she spoke to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about shows in Milan that addressed the making process, rather than the finished products normally shown at the fair. In this movie she discusses the new focus on experimentation and performance in design as technology becomes more accessible and a new wave of creativity takes hold. More »
Milan 2012: Elle Decoration UK editor Michelle Ogundehin tipped collaborations with Japanese designers and manufacturers as the most exciting development in Milan this year when she paid a visit to Dezeen Studio. In this first instalment of our interview with her, she discusses the calming effect this has had on the design industry and how quality design has become more accessible to high street brands. More »
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. More »
Milan 2012: end-user collaboration and open-source production were hot topics in Milan this year. In this movie filmed at Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST, editor-in-chief of Domus magazine Joseph Grima discuses their influence on the design industry and how these themes played out in the Future in the Making exhibition that the magazine hosted in an eighteenth century Italian palazzo. More »
Here's a roundup of the highlights from MOST at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, which took place among the ships, fighter jets, submarines and canons of the museum from 17 to 22 April, plus another chance to see the daily movies we made. More »
Milan 2012: today’s edition of our daily TV show from Dezeen Studio at MOST is all about performance. First up Faye Toogood tells us how she's curing visitors with clay in a soothing pavilion called La Cura, then Sheridan Coakley of London design brand SCP shows us round their stand where one chair is upholstered using traditional methods each day. More »
Milan 2012: it's Friday and Japan is hot on the agenda for today's edition of our daily TV show from Dezeen Studio, as we chat to architect and Pecha Kucha founder Mark Dytham about the design scene in Tokyo and our guest journalist Elle Decoration UK editor Michelle Ogundehin tips Japanese design and manufacturing as the hot story at Milan this year. Ogundehin also tells us about the campaign the magazine is launching to protect the rights of UK designers, which you can find out more about here. More »
Milan 2012: in the fourth episode of our daily TV show from Dezeen Studio in Milan Zaha Hadid drops by to chat to us about what she's installed at a secret garden elsewhere in the city and to give an architect's take on the design fair, plus Yves Béhar demonstrates his redesigned SodaStream system for making fizzy drinks at home. More »
Milan 2012: our third daily TV show from Dezeen Studio in Milan features Tom Dixon showing us the mini-factory he's set up at MOST to make furniture that will be given away to the public, while Paola Antonelli, design curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, gives us her tips for the key shows at Milan this year.
We also have a report from the Hacked Milan show at La Rinascente and Hanna Nova Beatrice of Form magazine tells us about the vibrant design scene in Scandinavia. There's also a chance to win a Jambox as well as our latest (highly inaccurate as it turns out) weather report. More »