CHARLOTTE AND PETER FIELL    Book Number: 85285    Product format: Hardback

Italian design is famous throughout the world; stylish, elegant and innovative pioneering Rationalism, to Post-Modernism and Late-Modern design. From cars to typewriters, glass vases to fibreglass chairs and coffee makers to table lamps, the stunning simplicity of form shines through. Chronologically arranged, this gorgeous book takes us on a journey through Italy's design history, complete with stunning illustrations, such as the two page spread showing a Pagani Huayra, a mid-engined hypercar which officially debuted in 2011 with staggering good looks, stream-lined body, gull wing doors and 'a mind-blowing performance' plus Lamborghini and Ferrari sports cars. Pieces showcased in colour include designers Alessi, Artemide, Cassina, Ducati motorcycles, Fiat, Kartell, Luceplan, Olivetti, Pagani, Riva, Venini and Zanotta and Missoni textiles. Long-famed for its glass, the 1950s represented a revival in Italian glassware, and a stunning full-page photograph of a purple and pink Segusso Vetri d'Arte Sommerso vase. Time and again the name of top designer Ettore Sottsass surfaces, whether it be as a creator of a typewriter, Grillo telephone, Algol TV, clocks, chairs, lights, table, coffee maker, teapot or bookcase/room divider. He once stated, 'I make no difference between architecture and design, they are two different stages of invention.' Here are 100 Italian pioneering designs, together with an informative text that explains each item's significance. 256 thick stylish pages. Gorgeous full page colour photos, 8½" x 11", brilliant timeline with small images.
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ISBN 9781847960474
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