Our work extended in years, starting from innovative and elegant tables like ‘RAGNO’ to ‘GHOST’, Cini Boeri’s vanguard armchair; we are in a continuous evolution, ready to see what glass has to offer, basing also on the developing technologies. Italian women who have contributed significantly to Italian design such as Rossana Orlandi and Nina Yashar are represented with their signature sartorial codes; in this case, an unmistakable set of eyewear and turban, respectfully. Italian design is pleasing and fluid yet complex as well, being charged with emotion and filled with suggestiveness and unrest reflecting concerns expressed through the the media and world communication. Dolce & Gabbana is a luxury Italian fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Although they are not producing furniture anymore, it had a big impact on furniture design of the 1990s and 2000s.
The exhibition puts forth that female designers contributed to this industry-wide attitude shift. By opening the exhibition with a weaving installation, the curators have created a visual representation of the complex position women have occupied in Italian design—the tension between craft and design, the individual and collaborative creation. Another Italian female, Irene Bacchi, created the cool graphics for the catalog and logo. Jose Escobar, of Five Star Painting, applies plaster to a recreation of an Italian apartment at Contents Interiors.
A better exchange rate, though, means Italian design will soon arrive in the Southwest, where it works quite nicely. Of all the major brands Made in Italy” that adorn homes all over the world – B&B, Lago, Meda, Artemide – Kartell is among the most renowned. Sleek metals promotes modern look and not the best choice for an Italian themed kitchen. High-end fashion is not the only area where private equity has seen a buying opportunity: luxury design is being billed as a new frontier. The original design and many current models are made from aluminium with Bakelite handles.
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.
Our workers’ special skills are supported by the new technologies, so that extravagant and modern design ideas can be realized. When the industry was open for the new design culture of the young designers, the wind was taken out of there sails. And really thanks to Haworth, we are growing a lot in the contract market, because today it is easier to sell design products for contract – for hospitality and for offices – more than for residential. 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.