ISSUE #56 / Articles

Tunefully Yours #56

Martin Molin and his Marble Machine

In fashioning his musical Marble Machine, Martin Molin was unaware of the time it was actually consuming, so entrenched was he in the process. With 3000 parts and as many screws, 500 Lego pieces and 2000 marbles, the feat has been considerable. Approaching the work like a genuine amateur, he had no idea it would involve so many components and he most certainly did not build-in the margin of error that was sorely needed. It turns out, however, that Molin is addicted to the psychological state of flow. So it’s quite easy to see how he would have delved into a project that allowed time and space to vanish for hours on end.

Playing with Happenstance #56

Swiss Grand Award for Design 2016 for textile designer Claudia Caviezel

When textile designer Claudia Caviezel received a call from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, she couldn’t believe her ears: she had won the Swiss Grand Award for Design 2016, the biggest prize […]

Water à la Christo #56

The Floating Piers installation promises to be highly impressive. It is being set up at Lake Iseo in northern Italy, and will be open from 18 June to 3 July […]

Technological Utopia? #56

Yona Friedman does it his own special way

Sat up straight in his favourite armchair amid the drawings covering each wall and the conceptual models positioned here and there or hanging everywhere, Yona Friedman continues to observe the […]

Evolution through Collaboration #56

Giulio Iacchetti on researching and conquering

For Milan-based designer Giulio Iacchetti, research is a basic tool for thinking beyond the traditional ways of production. Hence, it also becomes a driver of a silent revolution that evolves […]




Designed by Michel Boucquillon for antoniolupi, Battigia is a washbasin for which water and light take on equal importance. Made of Corian, the basin is inserted into the wall and […]

EVER - DAMN° Magazine


Bounce is a washbasin inspired by kitchen traditions, designed by Monica Graffeo for Ever. It recalls the archetypical shapes of pots and pans transposed into the context of the bathroom […]

EX.T - DAMN° Magazine


Ex.t is an Italian brand of bathroom furniture, accessories, and lighting handcrafted by Tuscan family-run ateliers. At Salone del Mobile 2016, ex.t unveiled two different lines designed by Norm Architects […]

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Alberto Meda

Origami is the ‘nomadic’ radiator collection de- signed by Alberto Meda for Tubes, a high-efficiency electric plug & play radiator that liaises with its surroundings, offering the possibility of separating […]