History of design

History of design: the Arco floor lamp by Achille Castiglioni

Today I want to officially inaugurate a new section of the blog that I will simply call "History of Design". The idea is to retrace the history of design through some of the iconic objects that have marked it. Do you like the idea? I decided to start from what I believe to be one of the most famous (and most copied) lamps in the world and an icon of the Made in Italy design: the Arco lamp by ...

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The 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus and its iconic furniture

This is an important year for design. In fact, in 2019 we celebrate the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus, the German school that has changed the way we conceive design today, becoming a point of reference for 20th century design and architecture. . Many are the initiatives that have been organized in 2019 to celebrate this important anniversary (you can find all events here) that will ...

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The Grand Prix table designed by Arne Jacobsen

Yesterday night I was taking a walk in the Brera district in Milan, passed by the Fritz Hansen store and noticed this wonderful table through their windows: the Gran Prix table. Together with the Gran Prix chair, name like this after winning the prestigious Grand Prix prize at La Triennale in Milan in 1957, Arne Jacobsen also designed the Grand Prix table. The table was only sold for a ...

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