This project has informed two directions of my subsequent research.
Firstly, my interest in labels and categories as a focus for analysing design discourse continued in research on the relationship between design and craft and the Made in Italy label through close analysis of the production, consumption and mediation of Alessi spa. This work on national identity in Italian design history was contextualised with a broader study of national identities in an age of globalization. Read more about my work on my National identity and Globalization.
Secondly, my study of the relationship between design and craft continues in my current projects: