Franco Albini

Franco Albini : Minimum Design

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*An indispensable compendium on designers to be discovered*A wonderful atlas of objects with a rich portfolio*In addition to being an educational instrument for students, the series will address an audience of both specialists and non-specialists, journalists or anyone wishing to collect useful information for the purpose of understanding design today Published in the same style as successful Minimum Architects series, the Minimum Designers series includes books about the major figures in the field of design, creators of objects that have become a part of our daily lives. The lamp on our desk, the chair we are sitting on or the glasses we are wearing have a genius behind them to be discovered. These volumes will introduce in a practical manner the personalities and the works of the world s major designers by way of a historical-critical introduction to the work and life of each individual designer, including an accurate selection of the designer s most famous objects arranged in chronological order and a critique of his or her work summarizing the most significant reviews published in magazines and newspapers in the sector. Franco Albini (1905-1977) was an original creator in the fields of furniture, product design, architecture, urban planning and interior design. He was incredibly successful during his career, receiving numerous awards and prizes in recognition of his remarkable aesthetic that challenged traditional design structures. Among his most famous objects are Poltroncina Luisa (1950) and the series on pets, the Cicognino table (1952) and the Fiorenza chair (1952).show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 231.14 x 312.42 x 17.78mm | 1,179.33g
  • 24 ORE Cultura s.r.l
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 100 Colour
  • 8861161413
  • 9788861161412
  • 1,186,864

Review quote

This series of books reminds us of the beauty of practicality by presenting the search for it in a remarkable group of twentieth-century designers. Seeing any work superbly accomplished is interesting, often inspirational; to be given insights into the processes of such work is beguiling and salutary to those of us who make things.show more

About Giampiero Bosoni

Giampiero Bosoni is an architect who has worked with Figini and Pollini, Gregotti and Enzo Mari. He is director of the magazine Progex-Design & Art. Espositive and Curator of exhibitions including Design and art in Italy during XX Century.show more