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Kartell

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Kartell is an Italian design company specializing in the design and manufacture of plastic furniture and other home furnishings. Giulio Castelli established the firm in Milan in 1949. A chemical engineer by training, Castelli studied...

Bialetti

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bialetti is an Italian brand of the popular Moka Express machine. The firm was founded in 1919 as a small aluminum workshop in Crusinallo (Verbania), Italy, by Alfonso Bialetti. He created the early prototypes of the Moka coffee maker...

Zanussi

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Zanussi is an Italian manufacturer of home appliances. Founded in 1916 as a small workshop in Pordenone, the company turned to volume production and developed a distinctive design policy after the Second World War. In 1954, Lino Zanussi...

Gaggia

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gaggia is an Italian manufacturer of coffee machines, founded in 1948 by Milanese bar owner Achille Gaggia. In the same year, the first commercial model Classica entered production. It applied...

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...

Cappellini

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...An Italian furniture company founded in Carugo (Como) in 1946. In 1974, Giulio Cappellini took over his family business. Trained as an architect, he designed, along with Rodolfo Dordoni, the company’s early contemporary products. During...

Benetton

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...An Italian clothing company founded by the Benetton family in 1965 in Ponzano Veneto (Treviso), the firm has become a globally successful fashion brand through its innovative distribution and communication strategies...

Brionvega

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Brionvega is an Italian home electronics manufacturer, particularly renowned for the design of radio and TV sets produced during the 1960s–1970s. Established in 1945 by Giuseppe and Rina Brion in Milan, in the early 1960s the company...

Necchi

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Necchi is an Italian manufacturer of sewing machines, founded in Pavia by Vittorio Necchi, in 1919. After the Second World War, the company reached a prominent position in both domestic and international design markets. In 1948, Gino...

Arflex

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... (1954), among others. Subsequent collaborations included Alberto Rosselli, Carlo Bartoli, Martin Grierson, and Cini Boeri, the latter of whom designed innovative pieces such as Bobo (1967), Serpentone (1971), and Strips (1979). Arflex...