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 designers had a big importance: Mario Bellini, Vico Magistretti, Gae Aulenti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Enzo Mari, Rodolfo Bonetto, Marco Zanuso.
On the other hand we love Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov for his energy; he can communicate just with colors and shapes, creating a fresh and vibrant imagery. The duo attended the Salone del Mobile Milano — the largest international furniture show — in April to select styles for the Desert Italia collection.
The Italian version features large, wall graphics rather than a small, repeating pattern, and it looks very textural. The group is known for incorporating plastic laminate and was characterized by ephemeral design featuring colorful decoration and asymmetrical shapes. Dolce & Gabbana is a luxury Italian fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Italy’s always on the cutting edge of everything — fashion, interior design, sports cars — but for years, a prohibitive exchange rate for the euro meant the country’s sleek, modern furniture wasn’t readily available here. Expertise and care for details are fundamental values in the handmade production of our unique design furniture. Already a mainstay in desert dwellings, Italian-made Gamma furniture is the ultimate upgrade.
In Terragni, simple geometric forms and confort joined together and this was one of the most evident Italian rationalism’s signs. This is something that is happening in the fashion business and it will happen more in the furniture and design business, because it is so important to reach a certain size in order to play in the market. Kartell has always been a presence in the Salone del Mobile in Milan , and as one of the most important brands in the industry, Kartell now has 130 stores in the world, exporting mainly to the United States. Passion for glass and for its feature pushes our company to overcome the boundaries of crystal design furniture. Sometimes looking into Italian design, I see too many products that look the same, even when they’re produced by different companies. With the unconventional creations of Memphis, including Michele De Lucchi , Matteo Thun and Ettore Sottsass , the Italian design cultural revolution crossed the borders of Italy.
The designer believes that consolidating Cappellini with other brands like Cassina and Alias from the Poltrona Frau group under Haworth’s ownership has given them all an advantage internationally. Other challenges come from the fact that the industry has changed so much within the last 50 years, says Bestetti, dictated by what technology allows design companies to do. Also I think that today for a design-oriented company the most important thing is to be contemporary, and to be contemporary means to work and to invest always in design and innovation. Olivetti is an Italian manufacturer of typewriters, computers, tablets, smartphones, printers and other business products such as calculators and fax machines.