Our work extended in years, starting from innovative and elegant tables like ‘RAGNO’ to ‘GHOST’, Cini Boeri’s vanguard armchair; we are in a continuous evolution, ready to see what glass has to offer, basing also on the developing technologies. Instruments for Italian design promotion were the Compasso d’oro prize, exhibitions like the Triennale and the new Salone del Mobile in Milan and the big objects-manifests like Italian ocean liner laying up for United States. When the industry was open for the new design culture of the young designers, the wind was taken out of there sails. In the context of Corporate Identity Programmes the names of Designers and companies became more important. And really thanks to Haworth, we are growing a lot in the contract market, because today it is easier to sell design products for contract – for hospitality and for offices – more than for residential. The original design and many current models are made from aluminium with Bakelite handles.
Since then Italian companies such as Alessi, Driade, Moroso or Flos work together with renowned international Designers like Jasper Morrison , Konstantin Gric, Philippe Starck or Ron Arad This is one reason why the creations can not be easily classified as Italian Design, but it is also the reason why they are successful all over the world.
This blending of classic Venetian glass manufacture with the modernist design sensibility of architect Carlo Scarpa represents the link between old and new. Schiaperelli’s focus on surrealism is a key difference between the two design legends. Built as part of a fascist complex under Benito Mussolini, it has recently been repurposed as the headquarters of Italian luxury brand Fendi, and their fur atelier. Graduating with a degree in Architecture in 1921 from the Politecnico di Milano University, Ponti went on to work simultaneously as an architect and industrial designer. Seamlessly incorporating classical ideas with fresh global influences, J&V Italian Design entices designers and design aficionados alike. Historian and author Dr Grace Lees-Maffei unpicks Italy’s rich design history through 15 key objects.
The Milanese apartment of Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci, the designers and partners behind Dimore Studio, is true to their firm’s unique modern aesthetic, displaying a mixture of historical periods; soft, saturated colors; and an undercurrent of ’70s design.
Professionals with experience and aesthetic sensibility are focused on the development of 3D prototypes of both externals and interiors; a path that ends up with the definition of master prototypes, ready for further industrialization. In 1950’s also the new modern furniture companies obtained extraordinary findings, particularly stackable kitchens industry and home appliances industries. Vespa Piaggio was another revolutionary novelty in automovil design field; it was designed by Corradino d’Ascanio and constructed for the first time in 1945 by Enrico Piaggio.