intOndo Magazine

Best vintage moments: The Queen's Gambit

This appointment is dedicated to the most spectacular vintage interiors of TV series and movies, sources of inspiration for furnishing our homes with unique objects. Here is a selection of unforgettable interiors taken from the most acclaimed Netflix series of the end of 2020.

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Tradition and progress

Our appointment with extinct furniture companies continues! We like to remember their unique stories and their pieces of furniture, items that are still highly sought after by collectors. Today we report some curiosities about the history of the Sicilian furniture brand Ducrot, a pearl of Liberty style in Italy that had its base in Palermo. Active from the early 20th century to the 1970s, it also left its mark on the naval industry.

The designer take on museum aesthetics

"I have a great passion for the arts. I have always tried to expand my knowledge, to capture it, to understand [...]. I don't know how to write, I couldn't do a critical article, but I strongly believe in the values of art. And so they excite me", Carlo Scarpa, 1972. Discover with intOndo some key passages of the prolific dialogue between designers and museums in the XX century.

Rational vintage

Born as office furniture, they conquer every room of the house: here come the vintage filing cabinets, efficient and rigorous, so much so that they've become the industrial style must-have. And not only that.

Egyptomania

The charm and suggestions that come from the culture of Ancient Egypt seem to be spaceless and timeless. Egyptomania is a phenomenon that has pervaded the Western world since ancient Rome, passing through the Napoleonic era, the Deco style and contemporary art. Today it is a style that is neither ancient nor modern.

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Wearable chair

Creating a chair able to follow the body like a shadow is a real challenge. Gianni Pettena did it in 1971 when he staged a performance with chairs meant to be worn like dresses. An experimentation, that of finding a anatomical handy chair, which keeps going today. Discover with us this design challenge that has involved artists, architects, engineers and designers.

The destiny of the Gurlitt collection

It is one of the most sensational discoveries of recent years, the Gurlitt art trove has kept scholars and experts busy for eight years, leaving behind a large collection of works of art and many shadows from the Nazi era. Discover with us this piece of European history.

The Bergère chair, a King's seat

Today we take for granted that a chair or an armchair is designed not only to be functional but also comfortable. But do you know what was the first type of chair to focus on comfort and relaxation? Discover with us the history of the Bergère chair.

Crisis and creativity for a redesigned house

While we are navigating the current pandemic, we look back at how past health emergencies have reshaped our way of living. It is an historical exercise that gives a new meaning to the structure of the modern home and is worth exploring.

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Settebello, a train made of Italian style and design

Today we take you on the train that brought Italy out post-war period and became the symbol of industrial made in Italy. Designed and set up by Giò Ponti and Giulio Minoletti and then built by the company Ernesto Breda of Sesto San Giovanni (MI) in the years 1952-59, the Settebello train run on the most beautiful tracks in Italy until 1992. And soon its coaches will be able to live again.

10 years of Pantone colors

What do the colors of the past tell us? The COTY, the famous Pantone competition that crowns the color of the year, just turned 20 and can tell us a lot about the nuances of our society. Let's take a look at the chromo taste of the last 10 years and let's bet on the next one.

CopenHill: a project of hedonistic sustainability

Maybe not all sports lover know Copenhagen's new artificial ski slope built on the ceiling of multi-use waste-to-energy plant. Served by carpets and ski lifts, it is 400 meters long track created with "made in Italy" materials. Let's discover it with intOndo.