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Friday, 29 December 2017

A4D-D4A Recap 2017 + More News from Salone 2018...

Last year 2017 concretized our content under the influence of precise decisions about publishing pivotal posts of value, covering the most important aspects of the design infosphere- aspects about to shape our societies' future and the global way of living. 
Salone del Mobile, Web Summit, AI, Deep Learning, Architecture in the U.S and in Outer space, Contemporary jewellery now, new designers' collectives, design disruptors, education technology, design Hackathons, design contests and institutions, innovative makers, people and cities: Milan, Seoul, New Orleans, Lisbon, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Athens. 
Next year we promise even more documented material regarding the field of design-at-large and its related topics in the form of live broadcasting: after Residences et al. a new unit made by A4D-D4A called D-ocumentsOnFilm is coming up, our very new entity on social media so stay tuned!
As a last post of the year (since the clock is ticking and there is a hive of creativity in the preparation of the planet's biggest and oldest design exhibition) here you can get the latest releases about the 57th edition of Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan, Italy that includes this season- among many different manifestations and events in its categories Classic: Tradition in the Future, Design and xLux- the biennials EuroCucina/FTK and the International Bathroom Exhibition. Absolut, much awaited highlight, the theme of this year's SaloneSatellite 21st edition, the oldest formal institution within a design international fair, showcasing young designers and their work: "Africa/Latin America: Rising Design-Design Emergente" and the drums are beating hard about this one...A thing that reminds us of all the fantastic work that pioneer curator and SaloneSatellite founder Marva Griffin Wilshire accomplished throughout the years, her contribution to international young design recently being recognized and awarded with the Ambrogino d'Oro by the City of Milan. 
"Beauty will save the world", the moto for the 2018 Salone edition, guarantees the high expectations of the globe towards a commercial fair that turned out to be a Must for the industrial world, therefore the capital monitor of all evolutions in the design sector and beyond that. A fantastic design year starts again this April 2018 and forth timer A4D-D4A is getting ready for it....

Have a very lovely Holiday and a smashing New Year 2018!!!
A4D-D4A <3 <3

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Salone del Mobile latest trends + Let There Be Light this XMas....

Photo above: the design of the first of two light installations realized by Migliore + Servetto Architects for the Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper in Turin, during the XX edition of "Luci d'artista". Photo credits: Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo / Ph. Michele d'Ottavio.

The official countdown to the Salone Del Mobile 2018 has already started (with a series of important declarations), but the Salone Trend Lab is working non-stop on the current design follow-ups, in order to establish forthcoming values derived by the everyday reality of contemporary habitats. Live and Play while at your home, is the spirit of the times according to the mantra of our bewildered society, thirsty for balance and more than that. Home revival now incorporates the sense of a new playground and not just for children, but a creative, entertaining and self-schooling space of experiences. The process of remapping our house, just to generate stimuluses for living AND working inside IT, is the mega question and the pursue of a group of innovative design studios and collectives, listed in Salone's current Press release, quoting the notions of functional art, unconventional solution, lateral thinking, “serious” amusement, among others. This is the beginning of various interactions between traditional furnishing items and emotional needs, such as the idea of pure happiness. Feel free to explore the works of KI Design, Plumen, Think & Shift, Accent, Paul Ketz and Uuio and get ready for more chapters to read, regarding  the Salone's upcoming edition and all its major factors.

Milan, Seoul, Helsinki: all three are lighting design capitals, for any design lover to intensify his/her research for the best domestic or public/architectural lights. The Milanese wonder makers Migliore & Servetto worked their magic on the Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper in Turin, during the XX edition of "Luci d'artista" - creating a lighting project of high fidelity and extreme technical excellence. The design is composed of two installations, one external on the 35° floor and on internal, within the greenhouse in the heart of the building projected by Renzo Piano. A truly admirable work, securing Italy's position as the traditional milestone in the old continent's lighting venture. (Views in pictures bellow, Photo credits: Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo / Ph. Michele d'Ottavio.)

Follow us for more Salone del Mobile-plus-More related posts, as we approach the globe's capital design event, mid-April 2018 in Milan, Italy.

Until then, stay awesome!
A4D-D4A :-))