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LO ESENCIAL: EL DISEÑO Y OTRAS COSAS DE LA VIDA (2019)

MIGUEL MILA
BARCELONA, 2019


Publisher: Lumen
Building: Hardback
Dimensions: 18.2 x 2.5 x 23.7 cm
Language: Spanish
Pages: 224

His lamps, his cane chairs or his iconic Barcelona benches are already part of our imagination, but his work is much broader, always attentive to human needs and with a deep sense of functionality and aesthetics. Miguel Milá has also been an environmentalist and a defender of "the essential" and of "emotion" as decisive elements when designing. There have been books that study and analyze his work, and an important documentary, but never before a "Milá por Milá". In The Essential , Milá talks about himself, his work, his principles and his ideas, but also about his family (so linked to the history of Barcelona), his own life and the education of his children.
This is not a book for designers, or just for designers, the practical advice of this award-winning artist who defines himself as "inventor and bricoleur" can change our daily lives, just as, for different types of readers, it They have done the advice of Ferrán Adrià or the rules of Marie Kondo. This is an indispensable book to rethink our personal world; to surround ourselves with useful and beautiful objects ("A lamp is much longer off than on," Milá reminds us); to recognize design aberrations (such as sinks or square dishes); to recognize the truly important ("Simple is complex to achieve"); to know how to live in harmony with the elements and nature, but also with others, starting with our own family.