Marco Zanuso

From the Lady armchair he designed for Arflex (gold medal at the 1951 Triennale exhibition), to the television sets he conceived for Brionvega, the objects created by milanese architect Marco Zanuso (1916 - 2001) are the result of long studies, and could be described as the archetypes of the Italian domestic scene of the '50s and '60s. It all began in 1946: Zanuso was already known for his building and urban planning projects, as well as for his collaboration with magazines such as Domus and Casabella; Pirelli proposed to him to study the implications of foam rubber (which was used during the war for the padding of airplanes) in the interior field. The Arflex brand, with its upholstered furniture designed by Zanuso and by the most illustrious Italian designers, was born precisely from this research, establishing itself internationally as an industrial producer of innovative and technologically advanced furniture.

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Ettore Sottsass

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Pietro Chiesa

Vico Magistretti

Giotto Stoppino

Tobia Scarpa

Carlo Nason

Marcello Cuneo

Vittorio Dassi

Paolo Buffa

Max Ingrand

Gastone Rinaldi

Pia Guidetti Crippa

Gaetano Pesce

Richard Sapper

Ingo Maurer

Gabriella Crespi

Paul McCobb

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Ernesto Basile

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