Milan, Italy, 1963
Hamburg School of Music
This work represents the idea of ʽbalance between fragmented and revolutionary aesthetics and the respect for the tradition of the placeʼ that is frequently pursued by Tagliabue in her career.
Palazzolo della Stella (Udine), Italy, 1927 · Milan, Italy, 2012
The exhibition itinerary has been organised on three levels and the central nave of the pre-existing station has been reused as the main axis from where passages and terraces run. The choice of light-coloured limestone is worthy of note, giving a particular brightness to the exhibition halls.
Milan, Italy, 1924
Serpentone – Giant Snake Sofa
Produced by Arflex, Giussano, Italy
This furniture epitomises Cini Boeri’s design discourse focused on the respect of user’s lifestyles. Her concept of design is minimalist and is based on the social role of the architect. Like a giant snake, the sofa twists and turns following concave and convex curves.
Milan, Italy, 1936
Golden Gate Floor Lamp
Produced by Arredoluce, Monza, Italy
A superb structure of light that slashes through space, Golden Gate is the embodiment of Nanda Vigo’s experiments with mirrored surfaces and new light sources that explore the relationship between objects and spaces.
Anna Ferrieri Castelli
Milan, Italy, 1920 · 2006
Componibili modular system
Produced by Kartell, Milan, Italy
The design idea of the Componibili modular system, renowned as icon of the 1960s, is the elementary and resistant vertical stacking of single modular elements which, by means of an easy joint, form super-functional containers.
Maria Teresa Parpagliolo Shephard
Rome, Italy, 1903 · 1974
RAI’s Headquarter, Rome, Italy
The project reveals the international experience of Parpagliolo and how she was receptive to new trends in landscape design and open to experiments. In 1966, she was commissioned for the design of a garden of the newly built headquarters of the state radio and television company RAI in Rome.
Lina Bo Bardi
Rome, Italy, 1914 · São Paulo, Brazil, 1992
MASP – The São Paulo Museum of Art
São Paulo, Brazil
The MASP expresses the intent made by Lina Bo Bardi to bring art closer to the general public. It had to give off an atmosphere that would allow the visitor to understand the work of art. The architect declared: “I did not search for beauty, I searched for freedom.” The MASP architectural solution is, in fact, direct and essential.
Stefania Filo Speziale
Naples, Italy, 1905 · 1988
Cattolica Assicurazioni Skyscraper
In 1954 Filo’s design of the Cattolica Assicurazioni Skyscraper (now: NH Hotel) won a competition that attracted important professional studios of that time. It was the highest building in Naples, a 30-floor building in reinforced concrete which at the height of 104m towered over the historic center of the city.
Milan, Italy, 1920 · 1989
San Lorenzo Treasure Museum
San Lorenzo Cathedral, Genoa, Italy
The San Lorenzo Museum expresses the aim to enrich the history of the city, by inserting itself in its layering and connecting tradition to the necessity of using an updated language.
Sondrio, Italy, 1921
Umbrella Stand Spaziale (C33)
Produced by SCI (Società Ceramica Italiana), Laveno, Italy
The ceramic umbrella stand Spaziale is a bridge between formal research in abstract sculpture and everyday items industrial and serial production, a mix of handicraft experimentation and mechanical manufacturing.
Elena Luzzatto Valentini
Ancona, Italy, 1900 · Rome, Italy, 1983
The Primavalle Market is a work of Italian Rationalism and is one of the best known works by Elena Luzzatto Valentini. The structure is in reinforced concrete and has reinforced concrete arches supporting the covering. The light comes from big windows that are spread all over the whole upper perimeter.
Luisa Aiani Parisi
Cantù, Como, Italy, 1920 · 1990
Manufactured by Ariberto Colombo, Cantù, Italy
Distributed by La Ruota, Como, Italy
This sofa is a step in the way of developing industrially the skills of the artisanal wood companies in the Cantù district. It might set a starting point for the further growth of Italian modern furniture factories as Cassina or Zanotta.