The Archive of Thoughts is a joint initiative by form Magazine and Berlin-based design brand Loehr for Milan Design Week 2023, supported exclusively with lighting by the Swedish brand Wästberg.
The scenography of the exhibition by Berlin-based spatial designer Enzo Zak Lux, revolves around structure, perspectives, construction and deconstruction, while incorporating Loehr and Wästberg products naturally into the environment. The new shelving system “Stack”, designed by Dirk Winkel for Loehr, serves as the exhibition’s central structure, providing the stage for the launch of the first international issue of form magazine, designed by Berlin-based Autostrada Studios. This first special edition of form is completely in English and contains 35 contributions on the current state of design. Presented to be read, with products to be used and felt, this exhibition is a place to make ideas a conversation starter.
To explore the topics in more depth, form magazine will also be hosting a talk themed “The Beauty of Publishing” with guests Barbara Glasner, Matteo Guarnaccia and Vera Sacchetti, supported by the scientific and artistic initiative Driving the Human.
Hosted at DOPO?, a former workshop converted into a collaborative creative space in the south-eastern district of Corvetto, The Archive of Thoughts establishes a link to the progressive Milanese design and architecture scene.
The Archive of Thoughts
18–23 April, 12:00–19:00
Via Carlo Boncompagni 51/10
The Beauty of Publishing
Tuesday, April 18, 18:30–20:00
Hosts: Anton Rahlwes & Nina Sieverding (editors-in-chief, form magazine)
Guests: Matteo Guarnaccia (designer, Institute for Postnatural Studies / Cthulhu Books), Barbara Glasner (creative consultant, form publishers), Vera Sacchetti (design critic and curator, Driving the Human).
All guests will bring along a new printed publication: Barbara Glasner will present her book on 1,000 door handles (“Most Touched”). Vera Sacchetti will talk about the process behind a new book documenting the Driving the Human festival. Matteo Guarnaccia will share his experiences about his work as an editorial designer for Cthulhu Books and present the freshly released book “Making Kin”. Furthermore, Nina Sieverding and Anton Rahlwes will give an insightful view into the making of the first form International Issue. Together, the guests will discuss the relevance and beauty of printed matter.
General Opening Night
Join us for Aperitivo!
Wednesday, 19 April, 19:00