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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...

Venini

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Venini is a glass manufactory founded in 1921 in Murano (Venice) by the Milanese lawyer Paolo Venini and the Venetian antiquarian Giacomo Cappellin. In its early years, under the artistic guidance of Vittorio Zecchin, it focused...

Domus(1928–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Domus is the pre-eminent Italian architecture and design magazine, launched in January 1928 by the architect Gio Ponti and publisher Giovanni Mazzocchi, who would together launch the publishing house Editoriale Domus a year later....

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...

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...

Mendini, Alessandro (1931–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An Italian designer, architect, and editor working for the Milan-based Nizzoli practice until 1970, Mendini played a decisive role in the spreading of the ideas of new Italian design avant-gardes of the 1970s and 1980s. First as editor...

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,...

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...