Italian designer Giulio Iacchetti is able to integrate technology into his work in a way that makes it seem familiar and intuitive. For instance, his new project for Moleskine includes everything from USB rechargeable book lights to bags to reading glasses. His reading stand is compatible with either an iPad or an old-fashioned book, his reading light has two "eyes" that make it feel almost human, and his eyeglasses can be worn upside-down or right-side-up.
Iacchetti is best known for designing a biodegradable spork (spoon/fork) set in 2001. Called Moscardino, it was chosen by MoMA for their permanent collection.
He's since designed small and large pieces for Alessi, Casamania, Danese, and Arthema. His work focuses on "research and definition of new object typologies," like modular tubes that can be combined to make shelves and rings that link together into cable ducts that can freely rotate.
To see Iacchetti's full portfolio, click here.
• 2011 Moleskine Collection (Photos 1-2)
• Tubular Bells Modular Shelving System for Arthema (Photos 3-4)
• Unselen Paper Knife for Alessi (Photo 5)
• Bloom Shelving for Casamania (Photo 6)
• Kermesse Lighting for Danese Milano (Photo 7)
• La fabbrica del vapore Humidifer for il Coccio (Photo 8)
• Bek Table for Casamania (Photo 9)
• Biss Cable Duct for Caimi Brevetti (Photo 10)