In Architects, Designers, I like, Lighting on 31/01/2012 at 10:13
One of my preferred designers of the 20th century is Gae Aulenti. She is the creator of the PIPISTRELLO lamp edited by Martinelli Luce.
Gae Aulenti is the most famous Italian woman designer with international recognition from the second half of the twentieth century .After studying architecture in Venice and Milan she went working as a graphic designer for the magazine Casabella . This from 1955 to 1965.
In the meantime she opened her studio in Milan and worked for Olivetti, Tecno,Knoll and Zanotta, between others. Her international fame came when she designed the Musee d’Orsay, located in the old train station of the Gare d’Orsay in Paris.
Musée d'Orsay. Image via Wikipedia
I will show you designs of her that are iconic and that I really love.
April stool for Zanotta. Designed in 1964.
Ruspa lamp for Martinelli designed in 1968.
Mezzopileo for Artemide. 1972
The one I prefer. the Patroclo lamp for Artemide. Designed in 1975.
Mezzoracolo for Artemide. 1968.
Aulenti was a very successful furniture designer and one of her most known pieces is this table for Fontana Arte.
Tavolo con ruoto for Fontana Arte. 1980.
I love this very chic coffee table that she designed for Knoll International in 1964.
Thank you for reading.
In Designers, Furniture, I like on 04/06/2011 at 20:50
Jaime Hayon,The most sensual designer from the moment has been creating a very sexy range of furniture and objects for Bisazza, called bisazzabagno.This well known Italian company founded in 1958 is the supremo in manufacturing glass mosaic tiles. The combination of age old techniques of Venitian glass with modern day technologies made Bisazza the world leader in their specialisation.
It is a logical step after being for half a century on walls and floors in bathrooms all over the world to feel the envy to furnish the bathrooms too. Not just making sinks and baths but actually design furniture. Furniture that you put in a room that will become a bathing suite, not just a bathroom.a place where you want to be and stay for hours as you can do in your living room or your kitchen.With his furniture it becomes a room where you like to live in.
What is interesting with Hayons designs is that he is always playing with references from the past and has created a very personal ”poetical” language.
For more examples of Hayons talent, have a look at his website : www.hayonstudio.com