The Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima is not only one of the two founding partners of the Pritzker Prize-winning architecture practice SANAA but this year is also the director the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.
There are few artisans that can manipulate wood in the way that master carpenter Pierluigi Ghianda can. Considered one of the world’s most important cabinetmakers, he creates cult-status objects from his stunning Milan studio.
For the home of its important collection of contemporary art, the Dia Art Foundation collaborated with individual artists to create their own galleries within a monumental former factory converted by artist Robert Irwin.
The Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is a Turin-based contemporary art institution renowned for discovering The Next Big Thing through a unique commissioning programme that gives artists carte blanche.
The architect, author, professor and design historian Giampiero Bosoni believes that the key to good design lies not in a particular style but rather in a particular attitude. He shares his memories of some of the world’s most important designers.