When Indian Craftsmanship Meets Italian Design

This event offers both an introduction to, and a critical reading of, one of the most popular brands and concepts in the world. By opening the exhibition with a weaving installation, the curators have created a visual representation of the complex position women have occupied in Italian design—the tension between craft and design, the individual and collaborative creation. It is surprising that in the mid-1970s a second wave of Radical Design arose which saw the creation of the groups Alchimia (founded 1976) and Memphis (founded 1981). It is a key example of how 1960s design experimentation came out of innovation in plastics technology. Giulio Cappellini: Italian design worldwide is very well known, but sometimes it works too much on lifestyle. Although they are not producing furniture anymore, it had a big impact on furniture design of the 1990s and 2000s. I think we have to move back to the origins …

A Brief History Of Italian Industrial Design

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 …

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 …

15 Objects That Define Italy

Postwar Italian Design was influenced by shortages and cost considerations that encouraged Italian designers to think of design as a vehicle for social change. 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.

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 …

Philadelphia Museum Of Art

The IDB Holding aims to identify and create synergies in terms of size and strategy in order to effectively and efficiently compete at the international level. From Italy via mid-century USA, this attention-grabbing shelving unit epitomizes Postmodern design and the Memphis style, the radical design collective Sottsass founded in 1981. So, I think the thing we have to change is to work a lot on communication, to explain to people what there is on the back – in terms of research, investment, technology – of a real design products. Our workers’ special skills are supported by the new technologies, so that extravagant and modern design ideas can be realized. Some things you don’t — like sinking into a sumptuous Italian leather couch right in your own living room. It is only logical then that Italian designers excel in the area of furniture design and home furnishings. In these years other …

Italian Design Homepage

In this 1920s Milan apartment, a saffron-hued chair by 21st-century designer William Sawaya takes center stage. But today we can invest in new materials, research, new production systems and so on. Fortunately Italian design products are popular worldwide, but again we have to give something different – if we do normal products, you can find them everywhere in the world.italian designitalian design

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 …