Design

10 reissues of the 20th century design presented in 2020

An icon of the twentieth century, you know, is forever (or was it a diamond?). Yes, because there is nothing more current than a design icon, which has become such because it is perfect, because it has stood the test of time while remaining immune to the trends of the moment. For some years now, companies have been doing a work of recovering and enhancing the historical heritage by re-editing ...

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Design icon: the Pacha Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin was one of the most important French designers of the 20th century. The designer is famous and appreciated above all for the numerous chairs and armchairs he designed over the course of his long career. His seats were characterized in particular by the round shapes that embrace the body, thus guaranteeing the maximum comfort, and by the perfect proportions. In fact, Pierre Paulin ...

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Modular sofas: a versatile and comfortable furnishing

Today's article is about sofas and, in particular, about modular sofas. This sofa model is making a comeback, perhaps thanks to the increasingly desire of costumizing our homes and make them more suited to our needs. Even more in this particular time caused by the pandemic that led us to "live" our home like never before. Modular sofas give us the freedom of mixing and combining the ...

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Design icon: the Strips sofa by Cini Boeri for Arflex

In today's post I want to talk about one of the most important Italian female architect and designer of the 20th century : Cini Boeri, who recently passed away in her city, Milan. Cini Boeri, born Maria Cristina Mariani Dameno, graduated from the Politecnico of Milan in 1951. A pupil of Gio Ponti, she began a long collaboration with Marco Zanuso and then started her own practice in 1963, ...

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Ikea 2021 catalog – my 10 favorite new products

The new IKEA 2021 catalog was released on August 21st. It is a special edition because this year the Ikea's catalog turns 70! Did you know that, by diffusion, the catalog is the second publication after the Bible?!? It seems incredible but it is true, just think that it is published in 50 countries around the world. On the Ikea's website you can already browse it in pdf format. I looked at ...

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