Charles Eames has played a truly unique role in the design industry: as from 1940 he and his wife Ray Eames revolutionized the way in which we interpret objects today. Only a place like Los Angeles, with its liberated cultural climate and its debates on European values, could accept their eccentric design concept.
Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles, son an American writer of Irish origin and a Japanese poet. He becomes a Japanese American artist and landscape architect.
Eileen Gray was born in Ireland in 1878 but got her studies in painting at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, and later moved with her family to France in 1907, where she lived and worked until 1976 when she passed away.
The playful character of the Castiglioni brothers is remarkably evident through their work, and some design pieces particularly express their love for experimenting with shapes and using their imagination skills with reflecting or creating personages.
The Castiglioni brothers often created designs that challenged our perspective, and the table lamp Taccia, which gives the illusion of an upside-down hanging lamp, is an inspired example of that.
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B&B ITALIA was founded in 1966 by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli. It became one of the leading Italian companies in the international world of designer furniture for home and public places such as hotels, restaurants, and shops.
The company is based in Novedrate (Como), north of Milan. It is distinguished by an innovative industrial approach in manufacturing furniture using prime quality materials and exquisite modern design. It creates collections in collaboration with famous architects of international recognition as Antonio Citterio, Gaetano Pesce, Patricia Urquiola, Jean-Marie Massaud, Naoto Fukasawa, Nipa Doshi & Jonathan Levien, Vincent Van Duysen, and other. B&B Italia is rewarded with numerous prestigious awards, including no less than 4 Compasso D‘Oro prizes, the most prestigious honor in the field of industrial design.
The glass top and stainless steel legs make the elegant lines of this dining table Marcuso a cult piece of furnishing.
The sculptural simplicity and production in series are distinctive characteristics of the work of Jean Prouvé. Both aspects are incorporated in the table Trapèze, designed initially together with the chair Antony for the French university campus of Antony.
Franco Albini has worked in different fields, including architecture, product design, urbanistic, and interior design, in a Neo-rationalist style born between the Twenties and Thirties to unite European functional with the inherited Italian classicism.