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Made in Italy Design: the Fab Five – PART 1

A journey through the icons that have shaped the history of design in Milan

by Elena Banfi
April 17th, 2015
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Albert Camus used to say that any authentic creation is a gift to the future. And these geniuses of gifts have left us so many. Their visionary creations, intuition and passion for their own craft still remain a great source of inspiration. During the week of Salone del Mobile in Milan, we shall review the names and recall the cult projects of five of the greats who made Milan “the” city of design par excellence.

Let’s start with Anna Castelli Ferrieri: born in 1920, she won the Golden Compass with 4870, a stackable plastic chair made for Kartell, and again with her Hannah cutlery.

Achille Castiglioni, born in 1918, created a revolutionary radio designed for mass industrial production, as well as the lamps Parentesi, Arco and Frisbi. In 1997, he was the subject of the largest retrospective which the MoMA  in New York has ever dedicated to an Italian designer.

An appointment for tomorrow.

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