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Artemide

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Artemide is an Italian design company, established as a result of an encounter between Ernesto Gismondi (engineer) and Sergio Mazza (architect) in 1959. Initially Artemide produced lamps designed by Mazza himself, as well...

Vico Magistretti

Designer Biography

...Architect and industrial designer born in Milan, Italy, Magistretti’s work is among the most paradigmatic of the post-Second World War wave of Italian design, a phenomenon that took shape in Milan and the Brianza region thanks to a tight...

Magistretti, Vico (1920–2006)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Architect and industrial designer born in Milan, Italy, Magistretti’s work is among the most paradigmatic of the post-Second World War wave of Italian design, a phenomenon that took shape in Milan and the Brianza region thanks to a tight...

RIMA (Riunione Italiana per le Mostre di Arredamento) (1946)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1946 the Milan Triennale organized the exhibition RIMA (Riunione Italiana per le Mostre di Arredamento), a popular furnishings exhibition held in Milan’s Palazzo dell’Arte that traditionally held the Milan Triennale. Here...

La Triennale di Milano (1933–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Triennale is a significant Italian exhibition of contemporary design originating in the Biennale of the Decorative and Applied Arts held in Monza in 1923. In 1930, the Triennale displayed works from the Berlin Werkbund and the Dessau...

Urquiola, Patricia (1961–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A product designer and architect, Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and lives and works in Milan, Italy. She graduated in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1989 and worked until 1992 as assistant lecturer...

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...