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Design Icons – Eva Jiřičná

by Evi Mibelli “The architect’s job is not to create beautiful architecture, but spaces where people can live well and in harmony.” Her name is a flag bearer of the status of successful women in the world of contemporary architecture. A career that took its first steps in her beloved…

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Design Icons – Angelo Mangiarotti

Among the last great Masters who made “Made in Italy” famous internationally, we remember Angelo Mangiarotti, born in Milan on February 26, 1921. Architect, sculptor, and designer, he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano and then began his career in the United States, where he worked with greats such as…

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Design Icons – Christian Dell

Born in Offenbach am Main on February 24, 1893, Christian Dell trained as a silversmith at a specialized academy for silver forging and later attended the School of Applied Arts in Weimar, where he refined and put into practice his knowledge in artisan workshops as a master silversmith. From 1922…

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Design Icons – Achille Castiglioni

Objects should provide company. (Achille Castiglioni) On February 16, 1918, Achille Castiglioni was born, an Italian designer with a capital “D”, capable of giving life to some of the most ingenious objects of modern design, designed in various types and with international success. Born in Milan to a sculptor father,…

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Design Icons – Arne Jacobsen

Born in Copenhagen on February 11, 1902, Arne Jacobsen is one of the most renowned Danish architects and designers in the world. After graduating in architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he opened his own studio in 1930, where he worked until his death in 1971, leaving…

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Design Icons – Alvar Aalto

On February 3, 1898, in the small Finnish village of Kuortane, Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976) was born. Counted among the foremost architects of the 20th century, he also actively worked as a designer, and his creations played a crucial role in the development of modern Finnish and international design.…

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Design Icons – Finn Juhl

by Evi Mibelli. “You cannot create happiness with beautiful objects, but you can ruin it with ugly ones” – Finn Juhl. If we want to understand the greatness of Finn Juhl, we just need to look at his house in Ordrup, north of Copenhagen, now home to the museum dedicated…

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Bruno Mathsson – design icons

Bruno Mathsson was born on January 13, 1907, in a small town in Sweden and is considered one of the pioneers of modern Swedish furniture design. As the son of a cabinetmaker and a descendant of a generation of carpenters, he gained a profound knowledge of wood and its processing…

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Design Icons – Victor Horta

by Evi Mibelli. “Everything is a sum of details, but every detail is usable if it is thought out, designed and finally created”. At the end of the 19th century, the Austrian newspaper Neue Wiener Tagblatt wrote that never before in all of Europe had such a new building as…

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Design Icons – Paolo Rizzatto

Paolo Rizzatto was born in Milan on 25 December 1941 where he still deals with architecture, interiors, products and lighting. After graduating in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1966, he opened his first studio together with Antonio Monestiroli di Leo with whom he mainly dealt with architecture and…

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