Such masters of the Fifties and Sixties as Aulenti, Castiglioni and Magistretti did a very good job indeed if we consider that during those years Italy became a crossroads for a new generation of creative minds on an international scale. 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.
In Italy, says Carola, and more particularly in Brianza (where Living Divani is based) they are losing the skilled tradespeople that have made Italian design what it is. Specifically the suppliers that most of the design companies use. Or in the 18th-century wood-and-rattan Chiavari chair — an elegant piece of quality craftsmanship that inspired Italian designer Gio Ponti to create the Leggera chair for Cassina in 1951.
This last mentioned Italian industry became in a few time the second world-wide exporter after United States, with objects created by Alberto Rosselli, Marco Zanuso, Achille Castiglioni , Piergiacomo Castiglioni and Gino Valle (he cooperated for a long time with Rex-Zanussi company).
Italy knew an intense industrial design development during the first world war, from 1910 to 1920 which were decisive years mainly for car, plane and general mechanical industry. When installing an Italian themed lighting, you must install ones that uses iron wrought material though recessed lighting is also encouraged. 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. My wife and I recently renovated our condo unit and looking for some high end furniture, we came across this store and the qualities of furniture are excellent.
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. 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. The demand for Italian designer jewelry is the result of high production standards along with the originality, quality and diversity. Women in Italian Design was on view at the Triennale Design Museum The exhibition catalog is available through the Triennale Book Shop.