Italian Design

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 addition to all this there is the quality of the Italian design, that makes our furniture a must-have. Jose Escobar, of Five Star Painting, applies plaster to a recreation of an Italian apartment at Contents Interiors. Massimo and Lella Vignelli made great success in the United States as representatives of the purer Italian design. The Isetta epitomises the element of fun that is so often prominent in Italian design. Many people at the time were thinking, look, Cappellini is working on design, so you can’t make money doing design.

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 …

Ten Icons Of Italian Design

Perhaps the time has finally arrived because we are really starting to leave the authorial paradigm, effective in the patriarchal culture of the twentieth century, when it came to claim design to it’s own specific identity, which is ineffective and restrictive today, when design is no longer about just designing objects, but increasingly also about triggering processes and relationships. The style was extremely provokative and kitsch and it became in a few time the guiding style of the new Italian design. The Memphis Group was an Italian design and architecture group founded in Milan by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 that designed Postmodern furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass and metal objects from 1981 to 1987. Of all the major brands Made in Italy” that adorn homes all over the world – B&B, Lago, Meda, Artemide – Kartell is among the most renowned. In a rising but not completed production process yet, Olivetti …

Italian Design Brands

The head of Living Divani saw her parents, who founded the Italian furnishings company in the late 60s, take a chance on a young designer named Pierro Lissoni 30 years ago. The Italian design excitement and sperimentation found its peak in 60’s, when a great number of ordinary objects were produced. The focus of the movement was the design of surfaces and colourful surfaces, the multi-functionality instead of mono -functionality and the communicative aspect of the products. Joseph Muniz, of Signarama, takes a closer look at the window graphic he installed at Contents Interiors. Their side-brand Something Good — born out of an exhibition during Milan Design Week a couple of years ago — began as a dialogue between designer friends and craftsmen with the goal of investigating the juncture where technology and craft meet. Design became decent and a lot of manufacturers went back to serious, solid and exclusive …

Italian Design Debuts In The Desert

Between Verona, Venice, Monselice and Torri del Benaco a great event recalls the English playwright and poet. 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.

Professionals with experience and aesthetic sensibility are focused on the …

Italian Design Workshop

This event offers both an introduction to, and a critical reading of, one of the most popular brands and concepts in the world. 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.italian design

The new phenomenon emerged thanks to vanguard designers (Branzi, Deganello, De Lucchi, Sottsass) and above all thanks to Alchimia group (founded in 1976 by Alessandro Guerriero) and Memphis group producing unusual objects which didn’t belong to any tendency.

Giorgio Armani S.p.A. is an Italian fashion house founded …