No glitzy products by superstar designers this year in Milan, but samples and prototypes giving us insights into the maker process. Handmade and hi tech are combined by designers collaborating with engineers and craftsmen. Craftscurator handpicked the very best examples.
In the article 'From handicraft to digicraft' The Guardian remarked no fundamentally new products were presented Milan, but the very new was to be found in the tension between handmade and industrial. True, designers and makers are rethinking production and distribution systems. Meet the players;
And while Milan did not unveil the new design direction for the years to come, it proved the future is open to those who are willing to rethink production systems: the do-ers.
The Guardian 'From handicraft to digicraft' I Lex Pott I Tom Dixon I Maarten Baas x Laikingland I The Machine x Joong Han Lee I Transnatural x Thompson and Gatto I Droog Design x Humade I Rinascente Hackers Lab I Formafantasma I Technology Will Save Us I Kartell I Ikea I 'Makers in Milaan 2012' for Stylink (Dutch) I 'Do Touch Handmade Design in Milan 2011' I