2019 02_FORM ENGeng

The festivity of the year is on. Milan veteran Leo Gullbring gives you the ultimate guide to the design capital – among showrooms and Bars, streets and galleries.

From the guide: “In Milan, you will find design that defies the laws of gravity in peculiar balancing acts, illusory scenography that glides from art installations to theatrical performances to yet another lush design star studded party.”

Form has also visited ArkDes again, for a follow-up report on the situation there. You can read about the last visit in Form 5/2014, when Bo Madestrand interviewed the then acting manager Kerstin Brunnberg. In Form 2/2019, reporter Leonidas Aretakis has met current manager Kieran Long to talk about the organization.

This year, Bauhaus celebrates its 100th anniversary and Hedvig Hedqvist Hedvig Hedqvist recounts the marks that the movement has left on Swedish design history: “Almost all contemporary design with which we surround ourselves is rooted in the ideals of Bauhaus, such as Apple’s iPhone or Iittala’s drinking glass Kartio.”

In addition: a photo report from Swedish hydroelectric power stations along the Indalsälven river, interviews with the design studio Butler / Lindgård and the textile artist Pasi Välimaa.

Form 2/2019 – in stores on 9 April.