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Disegno: The Quarterly Journal of Design #36

Disegno #36 brings together a series of essays, interviews, reports, roundtables and photo galleries that assess different elements of the design process, exploring the way in which contemporary practitioners interact with the world around them. These include: Yassine Ben Abdallah’s sugared challenge to ethnographic museums; the danger of designer copycats, as set out by Adam Nathaniel Furman; a study of art’s role in Lagos’s tropical modernist architecture; the Togo sofa’s starring role in Rye Lane; a shimmering bag of leftovers from Ayzit Bostan; architectural reuse and humanitarian aid in Brda Foundation’s windows for Ukraine; Philippe Malouin’s cup and ball lamp; Hansgrohe and Lovehoney’s business case for pleasure in the shower; Alexandra Hakim’s citrus drink jewellery; a flashlight for displaced children, designed in concert by Ambessa and Pentagram; an assessment of the environmental impact of the Apple iPhone; Casio’s mustard yellow piano for home use; a new climate-conscious community space for Udaipur, created by Studio Saar; Formafantasma’s research into the human-ovine relationship; a professional Polaroid that challenges ideas around the instantaneousness of imagery; the industrial design story of the Ableton Push 3, as told by Philipp von Lintel; acid green glassware by CompletedWorks; Tetsuo Mukai’s comparison of the Parthenon and Disney’s Cinderella Castle; holes torn into a Tokyo house by Mio Tsuneyama and Fuminori Nousaku; an explanation from Oscar Lhermitte as to how the chocolate bar got its form; and Corinne Quin’s analysis of online sizegivers.

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