BROWSING the Moroso website is the design equivalent of choosing from the most exquisite chocolate box imaginable. We have developed a strong relationship with our suppliers in Italy and pride ourselves in working with Italy’s leading manufacturers known for their innovative design and quality. We believe that deeply practical research is missing from the current literature—both in practice itself and the theory of practice, on the complexity of interdisciplinary and mixed-media design processes. In these years other designers had a big importance: Mario Bellini, Vico Magistretti, Gae Aulenti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Enzo Mari, Rodolfo Bonetto, Marco Zanuso. Smaller budget only implies that the use of Italian accessories must be designed and made accordingly by yourself. In 1950’s also the new modern furniture companies obtained extraordinary findings, particularly stackable kitchens industry and home appliances industries. Joseph Muniz, of Signarama, takes a closer look at the window graphic he installed at Contents Interiors.
He was among the first producers to recognise that design was becoming a global phenomenon and that Italian design could no longer rely on the shrinking pool of home-grown maestros. Some things you don’t — like sinking into a sumptuous Italian leather couch right in your own living room.
IDI is a family owned business that has been operating in the Boston Area for over 25 years with a wide experience in imported Italian contemporary furniture for any room in the house. At the moment we only have two copies of the prototype printed, plus the digital file available for free download on n-u-s website ( /IN-Pratica ). The book is in both Italian and English because we would like to share it as widely as possible. A man of many talents, Giò Ponti has made his mark on industrial design, furniture design, art and even publishing. Following plenty of requests and two years of design development later, the small brand launched in order to produce and sell the handcrafted products and simultaneously form a platform for promoting Italian craftsmanship. The show begins in the early 20th century with a weaving room, where women’s design skills were first applied to carpets, tapestries and lacework.
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. While it takes about 10 to 12 weeks for something to arrive from America’s furniture hub of North Carolina, it might take around 14 weeks for Italian-made pieces. Design became decent and a lot of manufacturers went back to serious, solid and exclusive creations. Expertise and care for details are fundamental values in the handmade production of our unique design furniture.
Gold has always been the most highly used metal in Italian designer jewelry; respecting the fact that the human body, mind and spirit has a strong, innate connection to gold, more than any other metal. 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. Vespa and Lambretta are two important pieces of Italian history and they keep at be a people heart’s piece.