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Issue #6
April - October 2012
Features
The Return from Milan 2012
Maya Dvash / May 09 2012

Returning from Milan is not always easy, and we are envious of anyone who manages to formulate their impressions, discover vogues, and share with such speed:

SALONE DEL MOBILE 2012: The Design Week That Was / Jacob Peres

One week, thousands of spectacles, hundreds of people, encounters - most of them fleeting. Once in a while one image pierces your eyes and makes you linger, just for a moment. You stand still and look.

One such moment occurred at the LIXIL exhibition at SuperStudio - Zona Tortona, by Japanese curator Kenya Hara:

Kenya Hara: Foam SPA for LIXIL | Milan 2012
Kenya Hara: Foam SPA for LIXIL, Milan 2012

Kenya Hara: Foam SPA for LIXIL | Milan 2012
Kenya Hara: Foam SPA for LIXIL, Milan 2012

kenya hara: foam spa for LIXIL from designboom on Vimeo.

Another occurred at an exhibition by Israeli designer Ron Gilad at Dilmos Gallery.

Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos | Milan 2012
Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos, The Arch Overview, Milan 2012

Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos | Milan 2012
Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos, The Arch, Milan 2012

Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos | Milan 2012
Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos, The Circle, Milan 2012

Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos | Milan 2012
Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos, The Square, Milan 2012

Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos | Milan 2012
Ron Gilad 2012 for Dilmos, The Line, Milan 2012

And a third moment occurred at Spazio Rossana Orlandi with a bubble lamp by Front.

Surface Tension Lamp by FRONT for BOOO | Milan 2012
Surface Tension Lamp by FRONT for BOOO, Milan 2012

Features
Just In Production | Milan 2011
Maya Dvash
Every year, at the conclusion of Milan Design Week (and recently even before its conclusion), journalists, curators, buyers, and other fortune tellers hurry to formulate the new trends and indicate clear directions toward which the world of design is steadily marching.
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Features
Wheels and mirrors: automata and robots as metaphysical machines
Patrick J. Gyger
What is it with the automata these days? Those relics of a technological era we left behind more than a hundred years ago, aren't they obsolete? It is true the story of artificial beings is old: it charts the influence of technology across human history. But the meme of mechanical beings didn't catch on until the principle of Philosophia ancilla theologiae was superseded and philosophers assumed their role as interpreters of the most wonderful miracles of technology.
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what is a museum collection
Adi Hamer
People who frequently visit museums know that the exhibits shown in the galleries are only a very small part of the collection a museum keeps in its basement. Legend has it that in the big museums the ratio is about one to ten.
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