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Italian furniture design is unique in every possible meaning of the word and there are several designers which give it a good name. Here are some of Italy’s Top 10 Interior Designers.
He’s an expert designer in several fields, especially when it comes to Architecture and Product Design. But when it comes to Interior Design he’s also one of the top names, even being complimented by Donald Trump thanks to his work on the Trump Towers.
Since the opening of his studio in Milan during the 90s, this famous Architect and Designer has been collaborating with several Italian design brands. Recently he was the scientific director of the Domus Academy school of design also in Milan.
Known as one of the co-founders of the Memphis Group and also as the former creative director at Swatch, Matteo Thun has a huge curriculum when it comes to design. He even has his own studio located in Milan since the 1990s.
Despite being originally born in Turin, she ended up moving to Milan where her career began. Being a self-proclaimed work addict she has worked in areas such as architecture, product designer, interior designer, and teacher.
These two designers created Palomba Serafini Associati in 1994, which is based in Milan. Since then their career took a huge flight and they even won awards such as the Elle Decoration International Design Award, the Product Innovation Award, the Compasso D’Oro and Design Plus Award.
A teacher at the Politecnico di Milano, Claudia Pelizzari is also an interior designer with a fame both in Italy and in other countries. Her divisions have a unique touch of elegance to them
Ettore Sottsass is a good example of a provocateur. His architecture was colorful and very confrontational to the point that even David Bowie was collecting his design work in secret.
Gae Aulenti’s lamps are still considered as masterpieces to this day, among them Pileino lamp, influenced by a NASA space helmet. She also became famous when she turned a train station in Paris into the Musée d’Orsay.
One thing that best defines this designer’s work was his capacity to find everyday objects and re-contextualizing them. Among some of his most famous works are The Snoopy table lamp (1967), Castiglioni’s Sanluca lounge chair and ottoman (1959) and the Arco lamp (1962).
Last but not least we couldn’t leave this list without the man who is pretty much considered as “The father of modern Italian design”. Every one of his works is defined as sensual, colorful and perfectly well-crafted. The designer who became famous for the Superleggera (“Superlight”) chair in 1957 also developed the Pirelli Tower which still stands tall in Milan today.