From the ultra famous Dimore Studio or Antonio Citterio to more local but incredible Interior and Product Designers, Italy and Italian Interior Designers have always presented us with several strong and powerful examples of luxury and quality design works, inspirations and projects.
In this article, Modern Sofas wants to take you on a journey through the Works, Inspirations and Careers of some of Italy’s Top Interior and product Designers of the Past, Present and Future.
From amazing Home Decors to Contract Examples, in this article, you’ll find the Best of the Best of Italian Design and Italian Creativity. We’ll show you the Backstage and the true Nature, Quality and Creativity of the grand world of Italian Design and Interior Design.
Legends of Italian Design
This top product designer was one of the Fathers of Modern Italian Design and during his long and prestigious career he helped shape the incredible industry of Italian Furniture and it’s amazing Craftmanship Style.
Famed for designs that include the iconic Proust Armchair, Mendini was one of those Legends who were at the front row of the radical design of the Italian Modernity movement that started in the 1960s
Alongside with Mendini, Gio Ponti was also part of the Modernity Movement of the Italian Design! This two Italian design icons helped elevate the Design Industry in this country and in Milano.
On his own, Poti is considered the father of modern Italian design, but to be fair he was only one part of a much larger movement: But no one doubts that Ponti was one of the ones that started the Design Movement in Italy.
Top Italian Interior Designers of Today
Legends like that inspired all of the great Architects and Product or Interior Designers of today’s Italian Design Industry.
One of the top names of today’s Italian Design is Antonio Citterio. Like all the design legends that inspired his youth, Citterio started his career in Milano and like his hero, Gio Ponti, Citterio started his Academic and Professional life as an Architect.
The versatility of Citterio also reaches the world of Interior Design Projects. To better pursue this career, Citterio founded, in 2000, with Patricia Viel, the Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Studio, a cross-disciplinary practice for architecture and interior design that is always developing complex projects on all scales in collaboration with a qualified network of specialist consultants.
Also related to the world of Luxury Interior Design we can find another major name of the current Design Industry in Italy – Dimore Studio, another heavy hitter studio based in Milano that’s quickly becoming an International Trend Setter.
With a focus on Design Art and Fashion, the Dimore Studio have collaborated in the past few years of some of the great names of Italian craftsmanship like Ceramica Bardelli, but their list of clients/ partnerships also includes some top names of Italian Luxury, like Fendi.
Top collaborator of Kartell and a regular presence at the prestigious Salone del Mobile event, Urquiola is one of today’s faces of French Design, but it’s also impossible to disassociate her name with the Italian Design Industry.
With stunning projects around the world, including Italy, Urquiola always manages to bring to her Italian Designs and Creations those inspirations that are at the core of her education and that helped her become one of the top designers in the world.
The Italian Influence in Europe
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If you’re paying attention, then you know that Italian Design is one of the main sources of inspiration for the world’s industry of Interior Design. It’s almost impossible to find a Top Brand or Designer that never showcased a project with Italien Influences.
Even though Portugal and Italy share many Craftsmanship Values, like the love for Woodworking or the passion for ancient techniques involving Glass or Jewellery, we can say for sure that many of today’s Portuguese top brands and designers get some inspiration form the Italian Designers.
A stunning luxury brand that perfectly balances the Portuguese Design Values with the Italian Design Inspirations is BRABBU.
This stunning brand with a high focus on craftsmanship provides glorious pieces that combine craftsmanship techniques, values and inspirations with some luxury and opulent style. Their pieces are a full example of how Art, Design and Craftsmanship can work together to create stunning pieces
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