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Italian Designers at Home by Alessandra Burigana & Mario Ciampi

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Italian Designers at Home by Alessandra Burigana & Mario Ciampi

4to. pp. 240. profusely illustrated. hardcover. dw. (fine condition). [London]: Verba Volant Ltd, [2006].

ISBN-10: 1905216033 / ISBN-13: 9781905216031

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Every day we make use of objects that someone designed to make our lives easier, more comfortable, more pleasant. Chairs, tables, lamps, household appliances, beds, vases, drinking glasses, all things that form part of our domestic routine. Many of the most eye-catching examples of these objects were created by Italian industrial designers. The international success of Italian design is a unique phenomenon and design observers are no doubt familiar with iconic objects like Vico Magistretti's Eclisse lamp for Artemide, Riccardo Dalisi's Neapolitan coffee maker for Alessi or the Alessandro Mendini's Poltrona Proust chair. But what happens when they turn their creative energy toward their own homes? How do these maestros of design live? Do they make use of the things that they designed for others?