furniture

Secrets of the De Padova showroom

The new De Padova showroom, in downtown Milan, is located in a former pharmaceutical lab which art director Piero Lissoni was able to redesign...

Six Project, international design in old Milan

You’ll find Six Project in a hidden courtyard in “old Milan”, just a stone’s throw from the Darsena. Mauro Orlandelli opened the design gallery...

Children’s furniture made to play and grow

Bruno Munari claimed, “a well-designed environment helps children grow and learn to be independent adults”. Amongst other things, the great Milanese designer imagined furniture...

Furniture for Carlo Bugatti’s enchanted world

We showcased Carlo Bugatti’s furniture with a gallery dedicated to chairs, sofas and benches a while back. But when the Milan-born sculptor and designer (1855-1940)...

The Fronzoni ’64 Series: minimalism and the Renaissance

The A.G. Fronzoni ’64 Series – a line of tables and chairs launched in 1964 by Angiolo Giuseppe Fronzoni (1923-2002) – revolves around rectangular...

Silvio Berrone and Bialetti desks

In the mid-1950s, architect Silvio Berrone designed a range of desks for Piedmontese company Bialetti, known for its coffee makers and working to renovate...

Chairs by Gastone Rinaldi, designer and soccer player

Gastone Rinaldi (1920-2006) was an architect and designer from Padua, specialized in furniture. Among other things, he was a soccer player for Padova, Cremonese, and...

“Cavalletti” by Mangiarotti: versatile 1960s’ design

“Cavalletti” is the name of the modular furniture system designed and produced in the 1960s by Milanese architect and designer Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) for...

The Milanese refinement of Paolo Buffa’s furniture

Milanese architect Paolo Buffa (1903-1970) started designing furniture, credenzas, cabinets and so on in the late 1920s, in Gio Ponti’s atelier. The studio was...

The “Red Cloud” bookcase by Vico Magistretti: good design is never off the shelf

Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) created the “Red Cloud” bookcase for Cassina – a furniture manufacturer in Lombardy, and great supporter of beautiful Italian design –...

Tables by Mangiarotti: matter and limitations

The great Milanese architect and designer Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012) once said, “material is to design as the brain is to thinking”. He believed, indeed,...

The Libro Chair by Pareschi, to read and rest

Groucho Marx once said, “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read...

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