Is Ikea The End Of Design? See The Italian Counterattack At This Powerful Milan Design Exhibit

By Jonathon Keats, Contributor Future archeologists studying the material culture of austerity need look no further than the Ikea catalogue. Even in Milan, the design capital of Europe, people under forty are likely to eat on a Tärendö table and to sleep in a Fjelsse bed – if they’re not couch-surfing on the Knislinge sofa of a temporarily-employed friend. They’ll blame it on economics – a legitimate justification for their lapsed Italian taste – yet one that’s hardly encouraging for an economy powered by good design. Is there an alternative? That’s the question posed by an important exhibition at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum. Essay by Jonathon Keats. …read more

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