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Studio Alchimia (1977–92)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded by Alessandro and Adriana Guerriero and Bruno and Giorgio Gregori, the Milan-based Studio Alchimia brought together designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Andrea Branzi, Paola Navone, Michele de Lucchi, and many others. The group’s work...

Deganello, Paolo (1940–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian designer and architect and a founder of the 1960s Florentine-based Radical group Archizoom Associati, Deganello has always associated his practice and his theoretical and didactic activity with his political left-wing militancy...

Sapper, Richard (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sapper is a German-born industrial designer with an interdisciplinary background (he studied philosophy, anatomy, and engineering before earning a business degree from the University of Munich). He was able to transfer his humanist cultural...

Sottsass, Ettore Jr. (1917–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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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...

Castiglioni, Achille (1918–2002)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...One of the most renowned Italian architects and industrial designers, active in Milan, Castiglioni’s body of work included a broad range of activities such as installations, interior design, product design, and architectural projects...

Gismondi, Ernesto (1931–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian lighting designer and entrepreneur, born in San Remo and active in Milan and with a background in rocket engineering, Gismondi contributed toward the creation and promotion of excellence in Italian design. As cofounder of Artemide...

Nizzoli, Marcello (1887–1969)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Nizzoli was an Italian pioneer artist, architect, industrial, and graphic designer. He was able to transfer his artistic and artisanal skills (acquired at Parma’s Fine Arts Academy in the 1910s) to the developing field of Italian industrial...

Superstudio (1966–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...One of the most important practices of the Italian Radical Movement, based in Florence, Superstudio included Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, later joined by Alessandro and Roberto Magris and Piero Frassinelli. Its work...

Zanuso, Marco (1916–2006)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian designer, architect, and urban planner, Zanuso belonged to that generation of Italian professionals that helped create innovative contemporary modern mass-produced furniture and domestic appliances through an elegant design...

Branzi, Andrea (1938–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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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...