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Abitare (1961–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Italian design magazine was launched as Casa Novità in June 1961 by Piera Peroni, who changed its name to Abitare for the sixth issue. Peroni, one of the few prominent women in Italy’s design industry, set up the magazine following...
...Established by the Italian government in 1928 and originally called the Ente per le Piccole Industrie (Organization for Small Industries), the organization changed its name to ENAPI in 1930. Its origins probably lay in the Ente Nazionale...

Memphis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... Vetri d’Arte and Vicenza silversmiths Rossi & Arcandi. These collaborations affirmed Memphis’s luxury status, and small-scale and labor-intensive production made its designs too expensive for the mass market the group aimed to reach....

Compasso d’Oro (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Compasso d’Oro is Italy’s longest-running and most prestigious design award. La Rinascente, the department store chain that has a long-standing relationship with Italian design, set up the Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) in 1954. Gio...

Postmodernism and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... In 1983, Alessi, overseen by Mendini, launched the Tea and Coffee Piazzas, a collection of eleven tableware projects conceived by internationally recognized architects that ran the gamut of postmodern styles: from Aldo Rossi’s Neo-classicism...

From Mari to Memphis: The Role of Prototypes in Italian Radical and Postmodern Design

Prototype : Design and Craft in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... the 1950s and who was also one of the Memphis partners, along with Brunella and Mario Godani, who owned the Arc ′74 showroom (Rossi 2010). From his Brianza workshop, Brugola coordinated production of the Memphis furniture, subcontracting...

Swiss Army Knife, Switzerland

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

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...Soon here on an Isle of Man fishing boat, the Swiss Army knife is an indispensable tool for fishermen, mountain climbers and astronauts alike. Photograph courtesy Simon Prescott In 1975...

Crafting a Design Counterculture: the Pastoral and the Primitive in Italian Radical Design, 1972–1976

Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Introduction The opening in 1972 of Italy: The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is recognised as a landmark moment in Italy’s design history...

Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic) (1863–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic) is Italy’s preeminent school of architecture, design, and engineering. It was initially set up as an engineering school in 1863, amid concern at Italy’s economic and industrial competitiveness...

Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano (Milan Furniture Fair) (1961–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italy’s most important furniture trade fair and a key date in the international design calendar, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano (Milan International Furniture Fair) was set up in 1961 in response to concern over...