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Photography Book: Milan’s Sumptuous Modernist Hallways

Photography Book – First impressions count, especially in Milano. In this unprecedented photographic journey, editor Karl Kolbitz opens the door to 144 of the city’s most sumptuous entrance halls, captivating in their diversity and splendor. These vibrant Milanese entryways, until now hidden away behind often restrained façades, are revealed as dazzling examples of Italian modernism, mediating public and private space with vivid configurations of color and form, from floors of juxtaposed stones to murals of minimalist geometry. See also: Free eBook: Top 25 Jaw-Dropping Home Design Ideas The collection spans buildings from 1920 to 1970 and showcases the work of some of the city’s most illustrious architects and designers, including Giovanni Muzio, Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as non-pedigreed architecture of equal impact and interest. The photographs for the publication were exclusively created by Delfino Sisto Legnani, Paola Pansini, and Matthew Billings, each evoking the entryways with individual sensibility and a stylistic interplay of detail shots—such as stones, door handles, and handrails—with larger architectural views. The images are accompanied by outstanding written contributions from Penny Sparke, Fabrizio Ballabio, Lisa Hockemeyer, Daniel Sherer, Brian Kish, and Grazia Signori, together bringing a wealth of architecture, design, and natural…

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Interior Design

Book Review: Piero Lissoni

Piero Lissoni (born 1956) has designed kitchens, bathrooms and objects for companies including Alessi, Boffi, Cassina, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Knoll, Living Divani, Tecno and Thonet. Lissoni also co-designed this sumptuous volume, in which no less then seven different kinds of paper are used. Italy at it’s best through the eyes, projects, vision and ideas of award-winning Piero Lissoni, the internationally known architect and designer with a vision for spaces, ambiances and time. Through his works we will see the developing world of architecture in Italy and in the world reflected in his hospitality projects, furniture designs and futuristic ideas. Piero Lissoni was born in 1956 and is one of Italy’s golden boys. He is a world famous architect and Designer who graduated in 1978 from the very prestigious Politecnico di Milano. In 1986 He opens Lissoni Associates with Nicoletta canesi and ever since that he has lead ground breaking projects. Today his studio is made of a staff of over 60 people, and has projects that cover all design fields such as: architecture, interios, industrial design and graphic project. Piero Lissoni has been one of the chosen architects to be involved in many extremely exclusive projects. Ritz-Carlton referred to him…

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Gino Sarfatti Complete Works 1938-1973

Gino Sarfatti Complete Works 1938-1973  would have been Sarfatti’s 100th birthday, and to mark the occasion Silvana Editoriale published this wonderful book with the complete work of Gino Sarfatti. By Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi See also: Book Review: LEE, a Signed Copy By Lee Radziwill Book review: Carrier and Company – Positively Chic Gino Sarfatti is possibly the most important lighting designer in the history of Italian design.After abandoning his studies in aeronautical engineering for financial reasons, Sarfatti founded the internationally renowned interior design firm Arteluce. Between founding the beloved Arteluce in 1939 and selling it to Flos in 1973, Sarfatti designed and produced more than 600 lighting fixtures continuously exploring innovative new ways of manufacturing and shaping the bulbs, cords and stands that light our interior worlds, even making pioneering use of halogen bulbs in fixtures as early as 1971. His preference for the status of “technician” over “artist” may have contributed to his lack of recognition in the art world, but this publication amply makes up for the oversight and illuminates his many achievements in more than 1,000 images. See also: Book Review: 1000 Chairs Book Review: New New York Interiors For the lovers of stilnovo lamps the Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 collection will be on sale…

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