Where two design languages seem to be different, Zaven often see connections, which coincide with their diverse research interests and their constant crossover between communication, design and art. Among the designers that have helped the brand make its mark are Ludovico (Vico) Magistretti, who produced the popular Maui” chair, Philippe Starck who designed the first chair for Kartell, Dr. Glob,” Alberto Meda , who made the Honeycomb” chair, Antonio Citterio, who made the Mobil” chest of drawers, and other noted designers such as Patricia Urquiola and Ferruccio Laviani.
As Jonathan Martin, International Directory of Company Histories once said: A preoccupation with design developed into a comprehensive corporate philosophy, which embraced everything from the shape of a space bar to the color scheme for an advertising poster.
We aim to design objects that catalyze actions around them – to provoke life,” the designers say, a view evident in this Curio solo show as the duo have imagined a particular scenario, like the set of a film, in which the action is about to take place.
Other than the theoretical approach of the Bauhaus School in Germany or the marketing and profit-oriented design view of the Americans, the Italian design lasted long especially due to its experimenting propensity, the improvisation acquirement of small craft business and the old cultural tradition, which did not want to separate beauty from function.
Giorgio Armani S.p.A. is an Italian fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani which designs, manufactures, distributes and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics and home interiors.