intOndo Magazine

Artists and their signature pieces

Vintage design rhymes with interdisciplinarity: a dip into the past to discover furniture, designers and companies that have built important partnerships and successful productions through the relationship between visual arts and design.

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6 objects for a portrait of Peter Schade

Since 2005 he has reframed about 300 paintings in the permanent collection of the National Gallery, London; Peter Schade, the Head of Framing at the museum, is a modern Master working with antique frames. Discover with us his background, his story, and some of the objects that inspire him every day.

6 objects for a portrait of Susanna Martucci

Determined, clever, and with a constant passion for sustainability, Italian entrepreneur Susanna Martucci has been pioneering the field of the circular economy for almost 25 years and she keeps being innovative by creating "communicating objects". In this interview, the CEO of Alisea S.r.l. Società Benefit, tells her story through 6 objects which are significant for her.

6 daily items to get to know Maria Sole Ferragamo

Art meets architecture in the upcycle leather creations by jewel designer Maria Sole Ferragamo. Her innovative interpretation of her family history proves that the dialogue between past and present is an everlasting source of creativity. Let's discover together the daily items that accompany the work and life of this young Tuscan entrepreneur.

The Manifattura Tabacchi project

Manifattura Tabacchi is a former factory located west of the center of Florence. It was built in the 1930s and consists of sixteen buildings in rationalist style. After a significant recovery project, today it is a new centre for contemporary culture, an incubator of innovation and a new international pole for excellence, creativity, art, design and sustainable development. Let's discover it together.

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Sormani, innovation and design for a total living experience.

Discover with Gloria Sormani the story of Sormani SpA, the company founded by her father Luigi, which became one of the most innovative firms in Italian furniture design. Starting from the 60s until the end of the 80s, Sormani produced extraordinary objects with the concept of "total living" in mind. Using innovative materials and techniques, the factory in Arosio (Como) created modular furniture, freestanding pieces, functional pieces, chairs, lamps, carpets and accessories which became part of the history of Italian design for thirty years.

Word to the "Light Giver"

We are pleased to share with intOndo's community what we have learnt from Adriano Caputo, an architect who defines himself as a "giver of light" rather than a lighting designer. For his profession he illuminates works of art and their historical contexts to present them to the modern public.

The evolution of design for Giorgio De Ferrari

One November afternoon, under a grey sky and with a slightly pungent air that let you imagine the arrival of winter, we go to meet the architect Giorgio De Ferrari, who welcomes us in his villa of the early '900, a house with few furniture but well selected. The living room where we start to converse has two windows overlooking a garden with a majestic persimmon tree, the same represented on the ceiling decorated with the same, on the walls there are several works of modern artists, with pieces of Pistoletto, Lichtenstein, Mondino or Jones.