“The pleasure of being surprised by the material and coincidence” – this programmatic quotation is placed before a brief text by Shizuka Saito about her work.
So Male is a design-ethnographic trend study about the styles of men today and the gender understanding on which they are based either side of the inflexible dichotomy of male versus female.
The fashion label named after its founder, the fashion designer Rafael Kouto, was established in 2017 and is characterised by its sustainable fashion and product philosophy.
With “The Drinking Hydrant” the designer Dimitri Nassisi presents a new type of fire-fighting water hydrant, which can also be used as a source of drinking water, in addition to its main fire-fighting function.
Reagiro is a completely new type of manually operated wheelchair: Thanks to a mechanism that has been registered for a patent, the vehicle developed by the designer Reto Togni can be steered by leaning the upper body sideways.
Genoma Grotesk is a variable screen font, which adjusts to its surroundings in real time. It was developed by Robin Eberwein as part of his Bachelor thesis at SUPSI in Canobbio, TI. The font is primarily designed for screen applications such as digital posters.
The fashion designer Beata Modrzynska, who trained at HEAD in Geneva, describes the terms transgression and conversion as fundamental for her design process. Already as part of her graduation collection, she experimented with converting body contours into vectors and patterns.
Hot Wire Extensions describes a new type of manufacturing process developed during research lasting four years, which creates solids out of linear structures.
Narr – the narrativistic literature magazine is a publication that has been appearing on a regular basis since 2011 and sees itself as a forum for “young, fresh texts” and “for voices, which are not heard elsewhere”. Two of the three annual editions of the magazine are conventional.
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