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. This lead to a two+ month delay in the furniture delivery When the furniture arrived, parts were missing and the installers could not complete the installation When the delivery and installation were finally complete, there were several scratches on one of the items.
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.
The gentlemanly designer, 62, was one of the most influential figures in the industry at the tail end of the last century, and the Milan-based company founded by his father in 1946 was regarded as the most innovative and glamorous furniture brand in the world.
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.
Cult products of the ‘Made in Italy’ tradition are analysed in order to fully understand ‘aesthetic sensibility’ – one of the main features of the world-renowned Italian style, and showcased at the most important annual event in the international furniture design calendar, the Salone del Mobile Exhibition in Milano, Italy.