Issue one celebrates Milan's heritage as the birthplace of contemporary design, its global significance, and explores its future as a continuing centre for creative innovation. It goes behind the scenes in its studios and factories, delving into the work of revered practitioners and the next generation. Discover the soul of design.
Jony Ive is inspired
No designer has done more to change the way that we all live than Jony Ive, Apple’s former chief design officer and co founder of design collective LoveFrom. He describes to Anima five things that have brought inspiration to his work
- Words Jony Ive
- Illustration Kate Copeland
I always carry a handkerchief.I can think of few more useful or functional products that have evolved over decades to become so beautiful and distinct, while remaining so essential and simple. Over the years I have collected and been given dozens and dozens of cotton squares. I have drawers full of colourful, neatly folded handkerchiefs that are unfailingly cheerful.There are not many items I own that survive daily use for so many years. While they see blood, sweat and tears, it is rare I throw one away — far more common is producing a fresh and clean handkerchief for a friend who was caught unprepared in a moment of need. I love that it will never be returned but will become their own.
At once comprehensive and highly idiosyncratic, Adam Štěch’s monumental project saw him photograph nearly a thousand works of modern …
Learning from Lausanne
Lausanne’s ECAL school of design has a worldwide reputation for producing talented graduates. Anima challenged some of its ECAL’s …
Chatsworth House has been a locus of art and design for generations. Here, the co-curator of its upcoming exhibition – which through …
Age of Analogue
A dive into designer Paul Smith’s retro-tech world, playful mementos of what the modern used to look like