Disegno #20


A magazine dedicated to in-depth and independent reporting on architecture, design and fashion. Containing unique and insightful content, the magazine aims to generate debate, inform, entertain and inspire, bringing thoughtful analysis of current events to a design-interested audience.

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Disegno #20 offers in-depth, long-form journalism and critical writing, as well as inspiring portraiture, arts photography and reportage, all of which provide a window onto contemporary design and surrounding fields.

Highlights from the autumn issue include an assessment of the reintegration of Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch and attendant museum with downtown St. Louis; a report on the cultural outreach programmes of the Vatican; an afternoon discussion of food development with Carolien Niebling; an interview with film-maker Gary Hustwit about his new documentary on Dieter Rams; a visit to Michael Marriott’s studio, where he is meticulously dismantling a primrose yellow Volvo; and an image-led exploration of the contemporary politics of the colour pink.

Disegno #20 includes:

A photoessay documenting the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s newly opened cultural centre in Ramallah; an interview with Gary Hustwitabout his documentary on Dieter Rams; an object-led exploration of figuration in design; a second serving from designer and self-proclaimed food developer Carolien Niebling; a roundtable discussion about Kickstarter and its younger cousin Quickstarter; a travelogue from Sri Lanka exploring the politics of the country’s maritime trade routes; a gallery exploring the contemporary meanings of the colour pink; an examination of the act of copying in architecture, prompted by Katharine Kilalea; reflections on the changing face of Swedish crisis preparation from Kieran Long; three pints served in Kenneth Grange’s new glass; a letter from St. Louis about Eero Sarrinen’s Gateway Arch; a report on the Vatican’s cultural outreach programmes, from Venice to New York; and Disegno’s inaugural design crossword.

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