I’m an Italian Architect and interior designer, working on site and online on residential and commercial projects, and passionated about graphic design, web and photography. In the meantime we are already working on some new furniture for next year’s Salone del Mobile, which includes: a new store design concept for a sunglasses retailer; a collection of electronic devices and accessories for the young Italian brand Tribe and some 3D-printed jewelry for Maison 203 The opportunity to work on different scales is the thing that we like the most, and gives us energy and curiosity.
Fascism accomplished a remarkable propagandistic effort and young Italian rationalist architects put it to use, but their vanguard work was in contrast with a market modern objects demand lack; so, talking about rationalist furniture, it is correct to say that it was at a sperimental stage yet.
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.
Tre anni fa ho creato il blog ITALIANBARK con l’idea di avere un posto virtuale – all’epoca, all’interno del mio sito professionale- in cui condividere ispirazioni e novità di design, ma anche di diffondere lo stile italiano dal punto di vista del design e dell’interior.
During the second world war a big part of the Italian construction legacy had been destroyed, so it was important to find new ideas to reconstruct the country: this was an interesting challenge for designers and architects who were called to renew Italian dwelling places in a technical and functional way.