One of the most famous and recognizable sofas on the Instagram platform from 2021, a must-have design icon in the house of top Influencers, became the sofa CAMELEONDA designed by the Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini in 1970, made in Italy by the producer company B&B Italia.
Looking on the social platforms you will often meet Camaleonda in the houses/apartments of fashion influencers and not only; sometimes it has beautiful coverings in smooth natural leather, other times it is more playful in different fabrics, but it is always recognizable thanks to its voluptuous forms and unique capitonnè design using cables, hooks, and rigs.
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.
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.
Jean Prouvé did not make any difference between design and production, neither between architectural works and furniture: the economics of materials, assembly methods, and the aesthetics of the structure emerge regardless of its form or dimensions. To create pieces at a reasonable price point and easy to produce in series, he uses materials made for the aeronautics and automobile industry.