Rossana Orlandi is a household name in the worlds of fashion and design. Since its opening in 2002, the Galleria Rossana Orlandi has become a must-see spot in Milan for all design lovers, being considered one the best platforms for avant-garde design. During this edition of Milan Design Week, all eyes were on the gallery […]
Cristina Celestino is a good example of a designer who goes by the philosophy of basing her work on observation and research. In all her works she’s known for tackling the potential of many shapes, functions as well as going beyond the traditional relations between fashion, art and design. She currently […]
There’s no doubt that Italian designers are some of the most versatile companies and individuals you will ever see in this industry. After many years of tradition, they still own and control all the top arts and crafts when it comes to luxury interior design, becoming both retailers and producers of some top bespoke craftsmanship the industry has ever seen.
Italian designers are a good example of a group which still retains a strong influence still being felt worldwide in the areas of design as a whole, including those that take of traditional arts and crafts. Today Milan Design Agenda has chosen for you five good examples of amazing companies and designers who invest in maintaining these arts and crafts alive.
For 25 years ago, Prima Design Source has been a good example of an award-winning design team managing to bring out design products for seven unique lifestyle collections per season. This is a good example of a luxury brand which complements all design aesthetics, functioning as both a wholesale manufacturer as well as an importer of several furnishings, lighting, and other home accessories. They currently offer around 2000 unique products that are made to order.
Wave Murano Glass consists of a small group of glass experts led by the glass master and production manager Roberto Beltrami. They work in a recently renovated furnace on the Murano island and are currently known as one of the top references when it comes to quality glass handling in Italy. Above we can see three good examples of some of their takes on glasswork, giving this material a modern touch to decorate any home.
Frighetto Mobili is a 45-year-old company which has been manufacturing high-quality furniture and other amazing accessories with the “Made in Italy” mark in high regard and quality. All of this company’s products are entirely designed and built by hand in Italy, involving the handling of a variety of materials such as wood, marble, glass, leather and fabrics. This company’s legacy still stands strong due to the fact that it passed down a craftsmanship tradition through many generations.
This is a brand specialized in metal finishes seen as it’s very focused on the art and technique of brass. The interchangeability of metal finishes and materials that this brand uses to create its products truly give a special touch to each piece. Among their products made by natural brass are console chairs, stools, tables, and even several lightings combined with plexiglass and also fabrics.
Last, but definitely not least, we had to end this article with a reference to one of the masters of Italian craftsmanship as we know it. Having been the mind behind the conception of amazing works such as ‘Montanara’, ‘Colorado’ and ‘Gli amici’, Pesce is a person easily able to tackle Italian craftsmanship from more than one angle through various types of materials, two of them being Wood Carving and Porcelain Work.