, 2022-08-02 03:14:54,
We explore three preeminent furniture designers who demonstrate their proficiency in designing products for the home. Here’s a look at some of these geniuses.
He is a man that needs no introduction if you’re into furniture design. The two-time Compasso d’Oro winner (1987 and 1995) pushes the boundaries of design with his exceptional and outstanding architectural and industrial works. Born in 1950 in Meda, Citterio graduated from the Polytechnic of Milan. A highly sought-after designer, he has worked for a number of leading manufacturers — including Vitra, Flexform, Flos, and Kartell — is the art director for both the B&B Italia and Maxalto brands, and the architect behind the group’s retail showrooms around the world.
In 1999, together with Patricia Viel, he founded Antonio Citterio and Partners: a multidisciplinary practice for architectural design, industrial design, and graphics. The firm quickly rose to prominence with a series of projects for the luxury hotel chain Bulgari Hotels and Resorts – first for the inaugural Bulgari Hotel in Milan in 2004, followed by the Bulgari Resort in 2006, then the Bulgari restaurant and cafe in Tokyo in 2007.
In that same year, Citterio received the Royal Designer for Industry award from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce in London. Citterio has worked for B&B Italia for decades. His most famous pieces are “Charles”, “Ray”, “Richard”, and “Diesis” seating solutions, to name a few. He’s also designed outstanding, iconic pieces for Flexform such as the best-selling “Groundpiece” sofa. This modular system offers a wide range of configurations to suit any space and offers coffee tables on armrests, shelves, and caddies to hold personal objects and books.
From the legendary stable of Milan elite designers is Rodolfo Dordoni, whose vast repertoire of design products is famed for their elegance, essentiality, and innovative details. Born in 1954 in Milan, Dordoni graduated with a degree in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1979. From the start of his career, Dordoni…
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