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MILAN GOES DIGITAL

Integrating the physical and digital worlds was a key issue at the Design Week 2016. We've picked a few highlights.

MILAN GOES DIGITAL

As everywhere, digital was at the front and centre of Milan this year, and designers clearly jumped at the chance to think outside the physical box. These projects represent a selection of the most inspiring multimedia concepts from across the board. 

 

The Smart Writing Set

A new technology from Moleskine that lets you enjoy the physical pleasure of writing on paper, and the convenience of instant digitisation on a tablet. Seriously impressive.

 

 

 

„What’s the Matter? Design for a phygital world“

An immersive exhibition from FRAME Magazine, exploring the future of the digital realm through experimental work by a selection of up-and-coming artists from a range of fields.

 

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Credit: Alberto Ferrero

 

 

Alessi Goes Digital

Experienced design workshop Alessi’s foray into the future featured an exhibition presenting the result of an experimental process, led by Giulio Iacchetti, to explore the potential of 3D-printed pens.

 

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Credit: Alessi

 

Glow of Life

Inspired by Zen and the beauty of nature, computer hardware brand Asus’s designers conceived a forest of tree-like sculptures that pulsed with different illuminations, each colour scheme representing one of the four seasons.Visitors could shine their smartphone’s flashlight on a tree, which responded by virtually “absorbing” the light, spreading through the sculpture and on to the wall behind. 

 

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Credit: ASUS

 

 

Connected Sofa

Billed as the world’s first Internet of Things sofa, the Lift-Bit by Vitra is a smartphone-controlled settee whose interlaced hexagonal sections can be remotely adjusted to create various sitting positions.

 

 

 

When Objects Dream

The Internet of Things raises many questions. Students from the University of Art and Design Lausanne set out to answer whether objects can dream, and if so what form their reveries might take.

 

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Credit: ECAL/Younès Klouche

 

„Kukan“ – The Invention of Space

Panasonic’s installation saw 140 55-inch screens arranged into seven columns, to showcase Japan’s natural beauty, cultural richness and technological prowess.

 

18 / 04 / 2016 // by LigaStudios Team

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