2022-05-03-News-talk-castiglioni-cappellini-studio-copertina

ONE OF THE SECRETS OF GOOD DESIGN: GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY

Serious, professional and humble: this is Achille Castiglioni’s lesson that should be taught to younger people, in addition to not taking himself too seriously. During the episodes of Icone Talks over the last two years, Icone’s art director Giulio Cappellini has repeatedly invited young people who want to approach the world of industrial design to […]

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GREAT DESIGN: INSIDE THE ARCHIVES OF ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI

At Icone Talks, Giovanna Castiglioni talks to us about the studio that has become a museum and the memory of one of the fathers of great Italian design. A studio that became a museum but remained a studio. You look around and everything is still as it was, full of work, creativity and projects that […]

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HOW THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY ARRIVES AT THE SALONE 2022

Has the recovery stalled? The Salone del Mobile comes just as companies must respond to a new shift. The recovery had arrived, it is the pre-consecutive numbers processed by the FederlegnoArredo Study Center that say it. In particular, the furniture and lighting system performed particularly well, with 2021 closing with +11% compared to 2019 and […]

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AN INFINITE SPACE OF CHROMATIC LIGHTS

Thousands of illuminated colors flashing at lightning speed Immersive installations in which visitors must surrender to the sensation of being in a boundless space made only of lights, images and sounds that repeat endlessly, while everything else is put on hold. This is what you experience in the Infinity Mirrored Rooms of the Japanese artist […]

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A lamp and the room comes to life

How the expressiveness of light sources helps interior designers. Two architects and designers talk about it in the Instagram live ‘Icone Talks.” Light. “It fascinates me, in architecture it is the main element, the greatest masters were able to manage volumes and light in an incredible way.” These are the words with which designer Antonio […]

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Design is a matter of empathy

At Icone Talks we talk about the importance of emotionally involving the user of a product with a message with which to identify. Two designers face each other: Antonio Facco, a young and already successful professional, and his mentor, Giulio Cappellini, internationally renowned personality in the field of design and art director of Icone. The […]

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You can write poetry with light too

Composing verses to share with cities, to make people think and give hope. Illuminate to bring hope in one of the darkest periods ever crossed by mankind. Light can also be used to write, as demonstrated by the famous artist Robert Montgomery, who uses this type of language to create real light poems. “Like little […]

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Lights integrated into the architecture, until they disappear

Three lamps that discreetly illuminate the room while leaving space and visibility for the furniture Creating harmony between lighting and architecture, leaving space, litterally disapperaing from view. Some lamps don’t want to be part of the environment, contribute to the atmosphere in an almost imperceptible way, appearing to the eye only for as long as […]

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Light as protagonist in Bruce Munro’s sculptural works

Light installation representing nature and the rebirth of life even among the arid lands of deserts. The “site-specific” operas by Bruce Munro, 63 years old Anglo-Australian artist, are famous all over the world for the sentimental impact they create on visitors, not least because of the contexts in chich they are installed. The idea of […]

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The light of 2022: central, warm and scenic

New year’s lighting trend according to Giulio Cappellini, Icone art director. In 2022, light will once again play a major role in interior design. Both the light intensity, and its colour, and the luminaires are becoming increasingly important. Warm and soft light give a sense of great intimacy to both private and public spaces in […]

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