With an architecture background, starting the MA Design hasn't been entirely easy. My major goal was to find my place in the (design) world. I am happy to claim I have found out two things about me, as a person and designer.
First, I am a cross-disciplinary designer. I strongly believe that each task or problem has a specific way to be solved. My concern is to deconstruct the problem and give to my clients a tailor-made solution. I find the most excellent design to be invisible and unobtrusive. There is no need for showing off.
Secondly, you could describe me as a human-centered designer, or a social designer or a designer for good. Buildings should be places to let people live better, and a lemon juicer should be designed, at least to juice.
Design should exist to bring Culture, Community and Creativity. With that in mind, I happily agreed to work with Ris8, a new cosy restaurant in Copenhagen (Denmark). I suggested a zero-waste policy which has been enthusiastically embraced by the owners.
In particular, the pictures here show the MAKIT. A kit of ingredients to make your own risotto at home. Cloth bags and up-cycled jars can be reused over and over.
I leave you with the questions I use to constructively criticise both others' and my design: "Is it useful? Does it help people and improve their lives? Is this a change for good?" - [PH © - Mattia Toselli]