Author: Maria Cristina Didero

Five Minutes with Martha Sturdy

Canadian artist and designer Martha Sturdy talks inspiration, creation and determination It was a pleasure to meet Martha Sturdy at Design Miami. Her approach to the world of creativity is unique in measure and sensibility – Sturdy investigates the deep, beautiful simplicity of our natural environment and the possibility of intellectualising it in her own […]

Milan’s Must-Sees

Selections reflects on the highlights of this year’s edition of the Salone del Mobile This year’s edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan was glorious thanks to the beautiful weather and, most of all, to the concentrated creativity that took over the city along with the unseasonable sunshine. Selections recaps a list of the […]

Five Minutes with Eggarat Wongcharit

Thai designer and curator Eggarat Wongcharit talks to Selections ahead of his appearance at Milan Design Week Bangkok-based designer Eggarat Wongcharit is the curator of Slow Hand Design, set to take part once again in Milan Design Week this April. Taking the theme Bar, Crops & Props, Wongcharit’s exhibition aims to showcase the distinctive touch […]

Five minutes with Richard Hutten

The prolific Dutch designer shares his conception of art, his must-have qualities and the ingredients that make a dream commission Richard Hutten is one of the most influential characters on the international design scene. Born in 1967, he graduated from the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven in 1991; the same year he started his […]

Careful Contradictions

An ambitious show in Vienna pairs older works by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson with new pieces based around revealing dichotomies On November 20, the newest exhibition by one of the most important artists on the contemporary scene, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, opened in Vienna. The show occupies two exceptional locations in the city: the Winter […]

Marvels of design in Milan

Does it make sense to discuss the Salone del Mobile from the perspective of nationalities this year? Judging by the buzz about the different pavilions in the run up to the April Milan Design Week, it probably does. There was a high concentration of creativity in town. The British capacity for inventiveness was confirmed once […]

Ljubljana Design Biennial: Design as a Form of Enquiry

The Ljubljana Design Biennial, one of the oldest events of its kind in Europe, has unveiled the results of the preliminary phase of 3, 2, 1…TEST, a six-month-long collaborative process seeking to shape the possible future of design   The incredibly well preserved capital city of Slovenia offered rich soil for experimentation and freedom of constructive imagination, with more than 120 […]

Suspense and Fragility

Grandiose temporary architecture and emotive capacities of textile techniques at this year’s Design Miami/Basel, the first under its new director Maria Cristina Didero reviews Design Miami/Basel for us and shares her thoughts on a selection of exhibits at the Venice Architecture Biennale.     Visitors were welcomed by a grandiose installation by New York-based designer […]