“Lost in Translation” Domus Academy Celebrates its First 30 Years at Istanbul Design Week

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Domus Academy celebrates its first 30 years with the exhibition Lost in translation, on the occasion of the Istanbul Design Week. Lost in Translation was presented during the Milano Design week in April 2012 and this is the first time the exhibit travels abroad. A selection among 80 products produced by 50 great design companies and designed by Domus Academy alumni are collected, for the first time abroad, in this exhibition, open to the public from September 26th to 30th.

Lost In Translation MilanoDesign Week, 2012

Poetry is what gets lost in translation (Robert Frost)

“LOST IN TRANSLATION”
DOMUS ACADEMY CELEBRATES ITS FIRST 30 YEARS
80 products designed by some of the Domus Academy talents of the past decades are exhibited during the Istanbul Design Week

Eski Sapka Fabrikasi
Piri Pasa Mahallesi, Kumbarahane Caddesi n. 22.
Istanbul

" Poetry is what gets lost in translation."
(Robert Frost)

Domus Academy celebrates its first 30 years with the exhibition Lost in translation, on the occasion of the Istanbul Design Week. Lost in Translation was presented during the Milano Design week in April 2012 and this is the first time the exhibit travels abroad. A selection among 80 products produced by 50 great design companies and designed by Domus Academy alumni are collected, for the first time abroad, in this exhibition, open to the public from September 26th to 30th.
The exhibition Lost in translation offers an opportunity for the professional path of some Domus Academy alumni - which developed experience in the design industry at times of great changes in the industrial and consumption system – to dialogue with some important research topics such as “the domestic environment”.
The exhibition is divided in four sections: Lost in Production, Lost in Action, Lost in Identity, Lost in Materials, respectively curated by important professionals like Niko Koronis, Claudio Moderini, Giovanni Lauda, Claudia Raimondo. The overall exhibition is curated by Dante Donegani, Director of the Masters in Design, and Elena Pacenti, Director of the Masters in Service and Experience Design.
Over 40 Italian and foreign designers, all Domus Academy alumni, exhibit their work: Daniela Archiutti, Alessandra Baldereschi, Philippe Bestenheider, Nicholas Bewick, Constantin Boym, Sander Brouwer, Mario Cananzi, Pierangelo Caramia, Maddalena Casadei, Philippe Casens, Karen Chekerdjian, Silvio De Ponte, Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda, Joseph Forakis, Francisco Gomez Paz, Frederic Gooris, Gordon Guillaumier, Harry&Camila, Shinobu Ito, Mercedes Jaén Ruiz, Geert Koster, Defne Koz, Larry Laske, Jae Kyu Lee, Ran Lerner, Giovanni Levanti, Tomoko Mizu, Monica Moro, Aki Motoyama, Claudio Naro, Terri Pecora, Pillet, Neil Poulton, Kuno Prey, Marco Romanelli, Alejandro Ruiz, Marco Susani, Roberto Tagliabue, Pascal Tarabay, RodrigoTorres, Mario Trimarchi, Omer Unal, Juan Carlos Viso/Juanco, Paolo Zani.

Turkish designers Defne Koz and Omer Unal, who graduated in 1990 and 1997 respectively, are part of this exhibit. Defne Koz has worked for many prestigious design firms like Alessi, Vitra, Cappellini, Pirelli, and Foscarini. Omer Unal’s studio work included product design, retail design, interior design, and architecture. His work have been exhibited in MAK Wien Museum of Applied Arts, MoMa Shop. Since its foundation in 1982, Domus Academy has contributed to the formation of a new generation of designers in Turkey with over 250 alumni who are currently working in different countries around the world as well as Turkey. 30 students from Turkey are currently enrolled in our programs, from Fashion Design to Design and Business Design.

A selection among 80 products including pieces of furniture, lamps, tableware, electronic goods, and accessories produced by over 50 amongst the main companies in the design field are exhibited: Alessi, Alessi lux | foreverlamp, Artemide, Banalextra, Beachthingy, Bosa, Brix, Busso, Campeggi, Castelli, Danese, Dedon, Desalto, Diamantini&Domeniconi, Domodinamica, Driade, Edra, Enorme, Escudama, Fontana arte, Foscarini, Gaia & gino, Gandía blasco, s.A., Joseph joseph, Kikkerland, Knoll, Lacie, Lipton, Luceplan, Lumen Center Italia, Marsotto edizioni, Metalarte, Moroso, Motorola, Nava design, Nonsoloferro, Oluce, Oud, Owo, Pandora design, Plugg, Poliform, Porro, Radice, Ravarini castoldi c., Rosenthal, Rosti mepal, Rotaliana, Seiko, Silhouette, Simas, Skitsch, Solarbottle.org, Swatch, Varaschin, Visere, Vitra, Warli, Whirlpool, Xo, Vitra, Warli, Whirlpool, Xo.

Lost in translation is an opportunity to trace, in the history of Domus Academy’s didactics, the development of some important topics in the design culture, and to open up an analysis of the dynamics of Design education: the magic of poetry that gets lost in the translation of ideas, values, and dreams at the basis of each project.
In fact, design is what often gets lost in the translation of identities, behaviors, materials, technologies, relationships, images and myths, and in the imagination of “things” necessarily relating to what already exists.
Lost in Translation is just the first of a series of events aimed at bringing new light to the value and the identity of this great design experience, but also at trying to think about some old and new topics, and at trying to think about the future potential of design, through the voice of its protagonists.

Domus Academy was founded in Milan in 1982 as the first post-graduate design school in Italy, and as an open project focusing on the Italian Design and Fashion experience. Throughout the years, DA also asserted its importance as a school, in the full meaning of the term: a place for post-graduate education and research lab investigating innovation and design topics. In December 2009 Domus Academy joined the Laureate International Universities Network, an international high-level education network for art and design. The Academy offers 13 masters courses, attended by students from all over the world: Masters in Accessories Design, Masters in Business Design, Masters in Car and Transportation Design, Masters in Design, Masters in Fashion Design, Masters in Interaction Design, Masters in Interior and Living Design, Masters in Urban Vision and Architectural Design, Masters in Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising, Masters in Fashion Management, Masters in Service and Experience Design, Masters in Visual Brand Design, and Masters in Marketing of Luxury Goods.

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