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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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Bulgari Octo Maserati Chronograph

Bulgari Octo Maserati Chronograph

Two iconic brands celebrate their respective anniversaries with a luxe collaboration

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 30 September 2014

Maserati Centennial Gathering

Maserati Centennial Gathering

The innovative Italian automaker celebrates 100 years with an awe-inspiring showcase of its historic legacy

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 24 September 2014

Venice in a Bottle

Venice in a Bottle

An unusual gallery space and shop in Italy offering a modernized version of the humble souvenir

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 18 September 2014

Art or Sound at Fondazione Prada

Art or Sound at Fondazione Prada

Curated by Germano Celant, a provocative exhibition exploring the transcendental nature of instrumental expression

by Paolo Ferrarini in Culture on 03 September 2014

Fair Enough at Venice Architecture Biennale

Fair Enough at Venice Architecture Biennale

The Russian Federation looks back on history and offers an imaginary commercial event for the exhibition

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 29 August 2014

Olivier Langhendries' Capsule Collection

Olivier Langhendries' Capsule Collection

The romance of flowers and classic Flemish art inspire the model-turned-designer's new range of hats, tees and pullovers

by Paolo Ferrarini in Style on 17 July 2014

Celebrating the History and Future of Knitwear, Maglifico!

Celebrating the History and Future of Knitwear, Maglifico!

Exploring the ever-evolving and diverse realm of fashion and technology

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 17 July 2014

Interview: Le Dictateur's Federico Pepe

Interview: Le Dictateur's Federico Pepe

The rarely interviewed Italian creative director speaks on art, advertising and the power of hard work

by Paolo Ferrarini in Culture on 10 June 2014

Italy's Stylish, Customizable Dudebike

Italy's Stylish, Customizable Dudebike

A vibrant modernization of vintage cycling craftsmanship that's customizable and doesn't "make you look like a nerd"

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 20 May 2014

Interview: Afroditi Krassa

Interview: Afroditi Krassa

The interior designer on the true meaning of sustainability, gender politics and how she works like a chef

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 28 April 2014

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

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