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Ettore Jr. Sottsass

Designer Biography

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...Austrian-born architect, painter, theorist, and designer, active in Italy, Ettore was the son of the architect Ettore Sottsass Sr. Trained as an architect (1939) at Turin’s Polytechnic, Sottsass developed throughout his career parallel...

Michele De Lucchi

Designer Biography

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...De Lucchi is an architect and product designer, born in Ferrara, Italy. Over the course of his career, he devoted himself to the quality of working environments and public spaces. In 1975, he graduated in architecture from the University...

Gaetano Pesce

Designer Biography

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...Gaetano Pesce is a prominent Italian architect, artist, and designer; he trained at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and at the Higher Institute of Design in Venice. Pesce started his activity with the N Group...

Alessandro Mendini

Designer Biography

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...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...

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...

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...

Radical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Radical design (Disegno Radicale) was a mid-1960s avant-garde design movement, spearheaded by two Florence-based design collectives, Archizoom Associati and Superstudio but also located in Milan and Turin. Challenging the traditional...

Colombo, Joe Cesare (1930–71)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Highly original and innovative Milanese artist, architect, and designer, Colombo produced an extraordinarily broad output in the product design field in only a decade of work. Trained at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and at the Faculty...

Du Pasquier, Nathalie (1957–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Du Pasquier is one of the founder members of the Memphis group formed in Italy in 1981 and set up by Ettore Sottsass Jr. as a reaction against modernism. Born in Bordeaux, she moved to Milan in 1979 after having traveled to Africa, India...

Sottsass, Ettore Jr. (1917–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Austrian-born architect, painter, theorist, and designer, active in Italy, Ettore was the son of the architect Ettore Sottsass Sr. Trained as an architect (1939) at Turin’s Polytechnic, Sottsass developed throughout his career parallel...