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Paolo Ferrarini

Senior trend researcher at Future Concept Lab in Milan, he principally deals with emerging aesthetics and digital behaviors. Graduated in Phenomenology of Styles at Bologna University, he teaches at Istituto Marangoni, Domus Academy and University of Bologna (Rimini Campus) on themes linked to the evolution of styles and methodology of research. He's also a curious traveller and passionate street photographer. He has as a speaker taken part in national and international conferences dealing with issues related to the transformation of consumption, sustainability, styles and technologies. He's co-author of the books "Artbeat 2" (2000), "Italian Ways (2003), "Real Fashion Trends" (2007), "Le Aziende In-Visibili" (2008), "Consum-Authors" (2008), "Real Footwear Trends" (2008).

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Interview: Marc Newson

Interview: Marc Newson

The acclaimed Australian designer on his collaboration with Safilo and how all design is problem-solving

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 14 April 2014

TOG: All Creators Together

TOG: All Creators Together

A simple, yet innovative approach to home decor, customization and great design

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 11 April 2014

Source Material

Source Material

From sewing machines to petrified wood, this Milan exhibition showcases objects that inspired creatives

by Paolo Ferrarini in Culture on 02 April 2014

Safilo by Marc Newson

Safilo by Marc Newson

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the eyewear brand partners with the famed Australian designer

by Paolo Ferrarini in Style on 17 March 2014

Stix Toys

Stix Toys

Stay-at-home dads and the delight of imagination inspire this build-your-own toy set

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 21 February 2014

Incipit

Incipit

The Milan-based lab helps talented young designers bring their ideas to life

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 21 February 2014

Isa e Vane

Isa e Vane

The new Milan cafe focuses on home-style cooking, quality produce and gluten-free treats

by Paolo Ferrarini in Food + Drink on 20 February 2014

Kartell Goes Bourgie

Kartell Goes Bourgie

The iconic lamp is re-imagined by 14 designers for its 10th anniversary

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 21 January 2014

Interview: Beppe Giacobbe

Interview: Beppe Giacobbe

The illustrator discusses visual paradoxes and his new monograph

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 19 November 2013

Interview: Sass Brown of "ReFashioned"

Interview: Sass Brown of "ReFashioned"

The UK-based author and fashion designer talks about upcycling and its role in the world of fashion

by Paolo Ferrarini in Style on 09 October 2013

Coffee Makers: Macchine da Caffè

Coffee Makers: Macchine da Caffè

An encyclopedic tome packing extensive history, photos, technical drawings and more

by Paolo Ferrarini in Food + Drink on 07 October 2013

Giada Flagship Opening in Milan

Giada Flagship Opening in Milan

The Chinese-owned, Italian-designed brand opens its first European store, designed by Claudio Silvestrin

by Paolo Ferrarini in Style on 19 September 2013

Pavé Milano

Pavé Milano

Bakery, pastry shop and food laboratory mix with the ideal "Grandma's house" living room in Milan

by Paolo Ferrarini in Food + Drink on 09 September 2013

Seletti Wears Toiletpaper

Seletti Wears Toiletpaper

The Mantua-based design firm collaborates with the off-beat magazine for a line of dinnerware

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 06 September 2013

"Osmosi" by Emmanuel Babled

"Osmosi" by Emmanuel Babled

The designer teams up with Italian craftsmen for a pairing of marble and glass

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 08 August 2013

SuperDuper Handmade Hats

SuperDuper Handmade Hats

The brand embarks on the time-honored Italian trade with totally new approach

by Paolo Ferrarini in Style on 07 August 2013

Interview: Fabriano Fabbri

Interview: Fabriano Fabbri

The Italian professor takes a phenomenological approach to contemporary fashion in his bilingual book

by Paolo Ferrarini in Culture on 31 July 2013

The Encyclopedic Palace at Venice Biennale

The Encyclopedic Palace at Venice Biennale

The Book of Genesis as a graphic novel, plastic human sculptures, "Apollo Ecstacy" and more in our look at the 55th international exhibition

by Paolo Ferrarini in Culture on 07 June 2013

Danaë by Vadim Zakharov

Danaë by Vadim Zakharov

Installation at the Russian Pavilion makes it "rain" coins for the 2013 Venice Biennale

by Paolo Ferrarini in Culture on 06 June 2013

Interview: Stefano Terzuolo of GUM Salon

Interview: Stefano Terzuolo of GUM Salon

The Milan salon's range of organic grooming products and the art of blending tradition with innovation

by Paolo Ferrarini in Style on 29 May 2013

Interview: Andrea Buglione of TOTHEM

Interview: Andrea Buglione of TOTHEM

Italy's young photography-inspired fashion label keeps production at home

by Paolo Ferrarini in Style on 21 May 2013

Interview: Sugarkane Studio

Interview: Sugarkane Studio

Leandro Manuel Emede on making the first music video created entirely with Kinect

by Paolo Ferrarini in Tech on 29 April 2013

Interview: Alessandro Mendini at Venini

Interview: Alessandro Mendini at Venini

Insights on the past and future of glass and the importance of craft from a multi-disciplinary design legend

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 17 April 2013

Interview: Aiko Telgen

Interview: Aiko Telgen

We talk to the designer about his glowing plasma Ion Two lamp at Milan Design Week

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 11 April 2013

Re-lighting Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 by Flos

Re-lighting Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 by Flos

The first in a series of reconfigured lights originally created by Italy's brilliant designer

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 10 April 2013

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