Place cards
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Place cards for business meetings: Graphics of common business metaphors are placed in front of meeting participants to invite reactions and motivate them to comment on possible aspects of the currently discussed business issue. (C) Mario Gagliardi 2009
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Brand
Brand and product development project for a series of Korean premium specialty food products. (C) Ma...
Glowscape
Study for a LED light installation. LED diodes are installed on a net of wires and placed over the l...
Intuitive Feedback for Human-Machine Interfaces
Tangible human-machine interfaces such as remote controls are based on a linear logic with designate...
Structured Reflection
These 3D-printed vases feature finely faceted surface structures which create intriguing light refle...
Mapping movement to music
This concept for a portable digital sound control device predicted a wrap-around display and intuiti...
Watch UX
A UX study for a smart watch with a digital interface from 2004. (C) Mario Gagliardi
Thai Silk and Rattan
In Thailand, Mario Gagliardi directed a collaboration with silk weavers from Buri Ram and rattan fur...
The algorithm of fashion
Each of these scarf patterns is unique. The production workflow involves an algorithm which creates ...
The art of improvising art
The recently abandoned administrative headquarters of Austrian Post, an imposing turn of the century...
Create Your World
An interactive creation app featuring 3D sculpture generation, object painting, camera mapping, 3D a...
Management 7
7 thoughts on management: Paradox, Management, Hierarchy, Bureaucracy, Trust, Vision, Motivation. (C...
Grids
Twelve essential business analysis grids for design management.
Intuitive Phone
Design futures concepts for a smartphone and a portable music player (2004) by Mario Gagliardi. This...
Mimicry and Makeshift
Two future visions for urbanism and ownership: Mimicry city - where everything wants to be owned. As...
Computer Vision
Four design concepts by Mario Gagliardi on the possibilities of personal computers, designed and pub...
Korean containers
A formal exploration of ceramic food containers inspired by Korean traditional forms. (C) Mario Gagl...
The Many Sides of the Moon
Variations on light refraction patterns through a prism, in a set-up reminding on the iconic cover o...
Muhamma
The town of Muhamma, Kerala, India.
Hotel Metropole
Hotel Metropole, Mysore, India. This remarkable building was constructed by the Maharaja of Mysore t...
The ghost of Vasco Da Gama
Kappad beach near Kozhikode (Calicut), India, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on ...
21 Stories
一字值千金. (C) Mario Gagliardi.
Seen or remembered
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Ben...
DIY Ceremonies
A series of modular elements for ceremonial vessels which can be combined into various compositions,...
Postcards from Miami
Art Deco in Miami Beach. Photos (C) Mario Gagliardi
Brasilia, Brazil
Brasilia, Brazil, 2001. Photos (C) Mario Gagliardi.
Low Tech can be smart and fun
A curated collection and workshop on handmade and sustainable objects, made in northern Thailand and...
Contingency, Complexity, Symmetry
Patterns are all around us in architecture, graphics, or art. The Arabesque is a type of ornament wh...
China
Photographic impressions of Shanghai, Hangzhou and surroundings. © Mario Gagliardi
Hong Kong
Impressions from Hong Kong. © Mario Gagliardi
Mid-century Doha
Many buildings in Doha built between the fifties and seventies have been of special interest for the...
Colors and emotions
If the news would be the colors and emotions of the day: https://penccil.com/unformation/news.html
Illustrations
A collection of illustrations and graphics. (C) Mario Gagliardi 2006-2009.
Luxury redefined
The history of Whoo 后, a luxury cosmetics line designed by Mario Gagliardi for LG Household and He...
Vienna - Venezia
Memory´s images, once they are fixed in words, are erased, Polo said. Perhaps I am afraid of losing...
The evening in India
I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and...
都 The Miyako
Shinjuku 新宿区
Shinjuku, Tokyo. Ⓒ Mario Gagliardi.
Kawthoung
Impressions of Kawthoung, the southernmost town of Burma (Myanmar).
Street Food
Gastronomy on wheels: Since the economic crisis of 1998, Americans are wholeheartedly embracing the ...
Neighbourhood Transport
The Tuk Tuk: the most symbolic vehicle of Thailand. A cross between a motorcycle and a rickshaw, thi...
Omotesando and Roppongi Hills 表参道ヒルズ 六本木ヒルズ
A walk around Omotesando Hills (表参道ヒルズ) and Roppongi Hills (六本木ヒルズ) in Tokyo...
Modular Audio
Design studies for audio devices. Different audio modules - receiver, amplifier etc - are conceived ...
Dhows
images from my research about the building and repairing of Qatari Dhows, the traditional boats of t...
Milano
Snapshots from the furniture fair in Milan. (C) Mario Gagliardi 2010.
Display
Study for a large scale interior projection. Mario Gagliardi 2002.
Intuitive IOT
Design studies for domestic IoT (Internet of Things) Hubs for an electronics manufacturer. Full IoT ...
Broadcasting
There was a time when there was no reality show, and news was exciting. Reality only needed a good n...
Sidewalks
People on the sidewalks of London.
La casa
Back to the basics in Tuscany.
Carlo Scarpa: Tomba Brion
Black and white photos of the Tomba Brion, designed by Carlo Scarpa.© Mario Gagliardi.
Atmospheric airplane interior
Airplane interior studies. The sourrounding skyscape is projected onto the airplane ceiling to bring...
Parametric speaker
A parametric design inspired by organic forms. The speakers are spatially distributed in all directi...
Poul Kjaerholm
chairs designed by Poul Kjaerholm.
Driftwood
Black and white studies of driftwood.
Singapore
Old and new in Singapore.
Chinatown
Portraits of vibrant Chinatown, Bangkok. (C) Mario Gagliardi
Nara Vernacular
Vernacular architecture and interior details from Nara, Japan.© Mario Gagliardi.
Looking
Portraits, 2013. (C) Mario Gagliardi
Colors
The colors of Little India, Singapore. (C) Mario Gagliardi
Kyoto
Black and white impressions from the city of spirits
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Chromaglass
Chromaglass is a cocktail glass displaying its ingredients through colors. An inner insulating conta...
HYFY
HYFY is a project to rethink the functions, structures and formal expressions of audio hardware.
The gilded castle
Besides castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Peles is the most remarkable turn-of-the-century castle i...
The Heavy Palace
The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest was built in the nineteen-eighties after a design by Anca ...
Omnidirectional microphone
Design for an omnidirectional microphone, recording sound from all spatial directions. Recorded soun...
Paris
Paris 2019. (C) Mario Gagliardi
Streampal
Streampal is a lifestream robot for Youtubers, Instagrammers and others who want to record passages ...
Street Life Tokyo
Photographic impressions in the streets of Japan. (C) Mario Gagliardi
Essential Water
In many regions of the planet, water is increasingly becoming rare. Our understanding of water, refl...
DC Tower
Photography and image manipulation of the DC Tower by Dominique Perrault in Vienna as part of a proj...
Blacker Box
Blacker Box is a design expression for an Intelligent Speaker. (C) Mario Gagliardi Design 2017
Stories of the Future
A generator for news headlines of the future. Every 9 seconds, a new story is generated: http://mar...
Podchain
Podchain is an integrated design concept for on-demand autonomous transport. To optimize kinetic ene...
Future City : Dr. Noki
As part of FUTURE CITY at MAK Vienna, curated by Mario Gagliardi, we made a photoshoot to illustrate...
Time
How do you express time without numbers or watch hands? Clocks abstract time into a measurable, un...
Low cost urban transport
Combining contemporary technology with a focus on low cost and reliability, this neighborhood transp...
AI assistant
With the advance of digitalisation, items which once had a central position in households have disap...
Hybrid urban scooter
A low-cost hybrid urban scooter for developing countries running either on electric battery or on bi...
Omnidirectional Speaker
Sculptural ominidirectional speakers, projecting sound recorded from an omnidirectional microphone i...
Multifunctional tableware
Inspired by the culture, cuisine and hospitality of the ancient silk road, this ceramics series cons...
An organic structure for bikes
A sports bike for urban and mountain environments. The aluminium frame provides for increased stabil...
Stories of You
REVOIR is an interactive mirror, activated by emotion detection to create stories through visual lan...
Cooking with myth
IOTAO is a series of IoT - enabled domestic cooking devices for the Chinese market which reinterpret...
Emotional drones
タマ tama : ball, sphere; also jewel, spirit, soul タマタマ tamatama : by chance Balloon drone...
Emotional Personal Assistant
Intelligent Personal Assistants such as Siri or Cortana are the link between AI-powered systems and ...
One Hundred Thousand Games
One Hundred Thousand Games is an online game with unlimited levels. It takes the genre of first-per...
Thames & Hudson
As conventional book sales decrease, book publishers have to come up with innovative strategies for ...
Emoji Superhighway
With AR technology, virtual information will soon be projected on car windshields. What would happen...
Unfolding sound spaces
Conventional audio speakers require the listener to sit in a certain spot to get the best audio expe...
Shape-shifting robotic structures
Simulations for a research on shape-shifting robotic structures. Shape memory alloy sticks are linke...
Emotibots
Emotibots are shape-shifting social home robots interacting with humans. Robots will in the future i...
Semantic Space Invaders
Semantic Space Invaders is a computer game in which the gameplay is happening entirely in your perce...
Painted by Time
Inricate patterns created by lichens, made over time around the tiny cracks of ceramic tiles. (C) Ma...
Cellular Automata: A design language for industrial silk
Handmade Mudmee silk is part of the cultural heritage of Thailand and Laos with a tradition reaching...
NuSA
Flags are symbols of identification. Designed at the time of the formation of a country, they transp...
The pattern of You
Each name results in a unique pattern. The pattern and colors created are unique to each name, and t...
Archeology
Philip Henry Gosse was a British 20th century naturalist and illustrator. Attempting to fit Charles ...
Functional Pasta
Pasta based on the geometry of a Möbius strip, a geometric surface with the distinction of having o...
An evolutionary algorithm for bike design
A learning algorithm randomly creates simplified body designs for bikes. As they race along the test...
Neverending Graphics
Graphics and animations are generated on the fly, resulting in perpetual variations. Move your mouse...