How a performance artist makes us stop and think about female sexuality



MAO is launching an open call for participation in 25th Biennial of Design, Application Deadline: 10 July


Shipyard as multifunctional art space

atelier lachaert dhanis , Tielrode, Belgium.

Shipyard as multifunctional art space - DAMN° Magazine

Madagascar Tsara project wins Compasso d’Oro for using design as a development tool

by Giulio Vinaccia & UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation)

Madagascar Tsara project wins Compasso d’Oro for using design as a development tool - DAMN° Magazine

Made in Madagascar

Designing for the real world


OrtoBrick is a cutting edge green design object for a new and conscious Urban Agriculture by the Italian landscape designer Tommaso Mancini. It is a small and solid brick of […]

Compasso d’Oro Career Achievement Award 2016 to Carlo Bartoli

The Compasso d’Oro is the most influencial aknowledgement in the design field, conceived by Giò Ponti in 1954. After a careful evaluation by a Committee of experts, 13 Compasso d'Oro, […]

ISSUE #56 / Articles

Participatory Action #56

Jeanne van Heeswijk's fixings

Jeanne van Heeswijk sees herself as a mediator, an intermediary between a situation, a space, a neighbourhood, and the people connected therewith. Encountering and communicating are key concepts in her practice. She only acts once the nuances of the context have been thoroughly determined. New interspaces and crossovers are then generated, within which new relationships and connections can be established between groups of people, institutions, and conceptual frameworks that vary greatly. The artist has coined the term ‘urban curating’ for her interventions. Regardless of the terminology, her practice intends to improve neighbourhoods and empower the locals to design their own future.

SCI-FI-Based Wellness #56

Be hugged to feel fine, says Lucy McRae

Lucy McRae is a science-fiction artist, film- maker, and body architect, probing the frontiers of the body, health, and human adaptability. In her work, she tries to find new ways to respond to the complex futures we face, triggering the idea of tomorrow’s wellness with the project Future Day Spa. The visually iconic experiences she creates espouse technology and femininity. She invents scenarios in which the experience is a piece of scientific dramaturgy.

Shared Visions #56

Mini Living: Sharing + Creating

MINI believes in the creative use of space – it’s a key design principle that the company lives by. Although its speciality is mobility, that does not stop MINI from caring about the entire sphere of future living, which naturally starts with the home environment. This devotion is clearly evidenced by the full-scale installation presented at the Salone del Mobile in April, which revealed in three dimensions a very real, very new way of living. With different individual flats containing personal essentials come generous communal spaces. Furthermore, all the neigbouring apartments also offer functional tools for sharing with others. A winning arrangement.

333 Years of Making #56

Gaggenau has much to celebrate

Not many companies can look back on a history of several centuries. Gaggenau can. At Milan’s Eurocucina fair, the south German manufacturer presented an exhibition of its heritage, dating back to its founding in 1683, a mere two years before another great, Johann Sebastian Bach, was born.

Oceanwide Cleanup #56

An offshore gigantic plastic chase

About 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year. At least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently floating in the oceans, a third of which are concentrated in the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


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Ilker Hussein

Swiss company Laufen’s booth at the Salone del Mobile this year laid a special accent on bespoke projects developed with architects and designers: a large installation underlined Laufen’s participation in […]

Delta - DAMN° Magazine


Studio Formafantasma unveiled their new project Delta during Design Miami/Basel (1-19 June 2016). Delta is a collection of objects fruit of the collaboration between the Roman Design Gallery Giustini / […]

Collar - DAMN° Magazine


The Italian design duo Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri created the Collar collection especially for all coffee aficionados who want to rediscover the ritual and culture of coffee brewing. To […]



ARKIPELAGO products are designed by cabinet makers Rudi Merz and Kari Virtanen. The furniture is made of oak with long-lasting, durable outdoor structure – and the natural wood material will […]