Interview with the Milanese designer who won the mention Swart Fuorisalone 2013.
Luigi Fumagalli. His professional career began in the years before graduating as a collaborator with some local areas. After working on educational equipment of stands, museums, cinemas, theaters, but also stands for the Xth Biennale of Architecture in Venice, in 2008 along with some colleagues, is the group Recession Design with whom he participated in several national and international initiatives related to design.
How did the collaboration with the group Recession Design? What motivated and motivates your search today?
A phone call, a group of friends, a new and alternative to design projects ... in 2009 when the project was born of self still do not talk so much.
The project was created by taking advantage of the crisis ... .the crisis was the point of par tence to rethink a new way of designing outside the industrial logic, putting the project available to anyone interested.
Today there is much talk of makers. What do you think distinguishes a handmade object from the self-made design or production crafts?
If we talk about design as a creative act, I do not think that there is no difference.
What do you think of the new technologies 3D respect to design and self-production?
To design the 3D is one more tool of investigation around the product. For the self is perhaps still a reality very accessible if only for the costs as far as I'm still pretty high.
What do you think is lacking in self-produced design today?
Equipped spaces where you can work.
What do you think about the fervor that revolves around the design of handicraft production? Think is intended to stay / grow over time or that it is a temporary condition?
E 'became a general phenomenon, a bit' all today confront this aspect of the design, more or less competent.
Who can say, four years ago did not speak at all, is now on everyone's lips, in four years time who knows.
What do you think of the many e-commerce platforms, more or less similar to Swart, marketing design self / handicraft production?
They are a good means of promoting more or less known designers that without these would have less opportunity to make known their projects.