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 Italyā€¯ 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 …