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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....

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...

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...

Domus(1928–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Swid Powell

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Swid Powell is a New York-based company established in 1982 by Nan Swid and Addie Powell to create architect-designed tableware, distributed in the commercial market through department stores and other retail outlets. Powell had previously...

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...