Dezeen Wire: design critic Justin McGuirk writes about the focus on alternative means of production, open-source design and crowd-funding that permeated this year's Milan furniture fair in his column for the Guardian newspaper.
McGuirk talked to Dezeen about these issues when he popped into Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST last week - watch the interview in our daily show from Milan here.
We also spoke to editor-in-chief of Domus magazine Joseph Grima about The Future in the Making show he curated that's all about collaboration, open design, crowd-sourcing and hacking, and interviewed curator Beatrice Galilee at Hacked Lab where workshops, demonstrations and happenings took over the city's most famous department store all week.
Milan 2012: in response to the growing number of freelancers looking for workspaces outside of their homes, London studio Aberrant Architecture have created pub tables that can be adapted into desks by day and games tables by night. 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: process and outcome are literally given equal weighting in this installation of work by Vienna designers Mischer’Traxler, shown on weighing scales at Wait and See shop in Milan this week. 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: wonky curtains, a disco ball and framed X-ray photographs can be found at the temporary apartment in Milan where design brand Maison Martin Margiela are presenting new furniture this week. More
Milan 2012: in a Milanese palazzo this week Italian design magazine Domus presents an exhibition of open design and digital manufacture that puts control of production processes in the hands of designers and consumers. More
Milan 2012: this week visitors to La Rinascente department store in Milan have been trading souvenirs from the moon, making plastic from plants and learning how to download a house, courtesy of Hacked Lab curated by Beatrice Galilee. More