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Studio Alchimia (1977–92)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded by Alessandro and Adriana Guerriero and Bruno and Giorgio Gregori, the Milan-based Studio Alchimia brought together designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Andrea Branzi, Paola Navone, Michele de Lucchi, and many others. The group’s work...

Domus Academy (1982–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1983, Maria Grazia Mazzocchi, art critic Pierre Restany, and designers Alessandro Mendini, Valerio Castelli, Alessandro Guerriero, and Andrea Branzi founded the Domus Academy. The Academy is a postgraduate school, with a wide variety...

Branzi, Andrea (1938–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Italian architect, designer, and theorist, since the late 1960s, Branzi has been prominent in the dissemination of the ideas of Radical architecture and design, both as a cofounder of the Florentine-based Archizoom Associati...

Triennale Design Museum: An Evolving Curatorial Project

Design Objects and The Museum

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...As museums exclusively dedicated to design have become more widespread, a significant amount of research investigation has been focused on appropriate strategies to display and enhance design objects. The main aim of design museums, both...

Alessi

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Alessi is an Italian company of housewares founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi. Originating in Omegna in the Piedmont region of Italy, the company was known as “Fratelli Alessi Omegna,” an artisanal workshop for the production of metal...

Andrea Branzi

Designer Biography

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...Italian architect, designer, and theorist, since the late 1960s, Branzi has been prominent in the dissemination of the ideas of Radical architecture and design, both as a cofounder of the Florentine-based Archizoom Associati...

Cassina

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Cassina is an Italian furniture company founded in 1927 in Meda, in the Brianza area, by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina. In the years following the Second World War, Cassina transformed its artisanal manufacturing to industrial...

Memphis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Memphis is a Milan-based international design collective credited with creating and introducing the Postmodern design style. The collective was born in December 1980, when the Italian architect Ettore Sottsass began inviting young protégés...

Italian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Italian design as an internationally acknowledged phenomenon arose in the years just following the Second World War, and has grown, with several peaks, throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Design and design culture in Italy,...

Postmodernism and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Postmodernism is an international movement that spread across art, design, the decorative arts, and architecture in the late twentieth century. Encompassing a wide set of styles and theoretical concepts, Postmodernism can be broadly...