Italian designers have been contributing to the world wide spread of the Made in Italy quality. Let’s find out who they are and the products they have designed.
When talking about Italian design, one cannot fail to mention Fabio Novembre: he designed the renowned Nemo armchair for Driade, an authentic work of art that can embellish both indoor and outdoor environments.
The Him&Her armchairs are another keynote project by Novembre. He designed them bearing in mind the iconic design the Panton Chair by Verner Panton: Him&Her draw inspiration from the sinuous lines of the human body.
Antonio Citterio’s products embody the quintessence of the Italian finest quality: the Sity settee is one of his most famous brainchild. The sette overturns the traditional concept of the settee: in fact, Sity is made of separate pieces that can be joined together. This results in a great flexibility: Sity can be easily rearranged according to the owners’ need. The same flexibility guides the kitchen Convivium designed for Arclinea. Convivum is more than a simple kitchen it was conceived as a place of interactions between the owners and the guests.
When it comes to lighting, the Tolomeo lamp can’t hold a candle to any other lamp. The designer Michele de Lucchi was inspired by the Greek mathematician Tolomeo who perfectly embodies the figure of the scientist. Tolomeo clearly states its scientific heritage with its set of joints that hold the lampshade. With this lamp, de Lucchi boosted the design of another iconic lamp, the Naska Loris-previously knowns as Luxo- designed by Jac Jacobsen.
Last but not least the captivating design of the Arco lamp designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos. They bring to being this iconic lamp following a simple aim: lighting a table surface or a space without drilling the ceiling. The marble block that hold the lamp enhance the lamp’s fineness.