Daniela Puppa (b.1947) eclectic Italian architect and designer

Daniel Puppa architect and designer
Daniel Puppa architect and designer

Daniela Puppa is an architect, designer, and writer from Italy. She was born in Fiume and now lives and works in Milan.

Education

Puppa attended the Politecnico di Milano from 1970 to 1970.

Biography

She worked as a writer and editor for Casabella from 1970 to 1976.

Daniela Puppa was editor of Casabella. August – September 1972, 20th Century, graphic, 24,5 x 31 cm Italy, Lombardy, Milan, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.

From 1977 to 1983, he worked as the chief editor of the design magazine Modo and as a consultant for the fashion magazine Donna. She designed interiors for Driade, Gianfranco Ferré, Montres and GFF Duty Free, Fontana Arte, Granciclismo sports machines, and Morassutti/Metropolis, as well as serving as an image and product consultant for the Croff/Rinascente chain. 

Low table in glass by Daniela Puppa
Low table in glass by Daniela Puppa

Driade, Vistosi, Kartell, Flos, Carrara, Matta, Fontana Arte, Sisal Collections, Tendentse, Irmel, and Ligne Roset commissioned her to design fabrics, furniture and furnishings.

Lampada da tavolo mod designed by Daniela Puppa. Table lamp mod. Oz with metal structure, cased glass diffuser and very thick ground crystal base. , 1981
Lampada da tavolo mod designed by Daniela Puppa. Table lamp mod. Oz with metal structure, cased glass diffuser and very thick ground crystal base. , 1981

Her Cappellini International Interiors Newport bench from 1984 could be turned into a table. In 1984, she designed a porcelain cup and melamine saucer for the Tachikichi department store in Japan. She has been designing accessories for Gianfranco Ferre since 1979. She worked on a series of accessories with Gianfranco Ferre. She designed theatre sets for the group Magazzini Criminali, including Nervous Breakdown (1981). She was the artistic director of Nazareno Fabrielli and taught fashion design at Domus Academy in Milan.

Summary of Works

Exhibtions

She was the co-creator of exhibitions including;

  • ‘L’Oggetto Banale’ at the 1980 Biennale di Venezia, 
  • 1981 (‘Sezione Design’) and 
  • 1983 (XVII) (‘La Casa delle Triennale’) Triennali di Milano, and ‘L’oggetto Naturale’ at the 1982 Prato exhibition were among the exhibitions co-created. ‘
  • Provokationen Design aus Italien’ at the 1982 Hanover exhibition, 
  • ‘La Neomerce’ for Montedison at 1985 (XVII) Triennale di Milano and 
  • 1986 Paris exhibitions, ‘Donne designers italiane’ at the 1985 ADI-Takashimaia exhibition in Tokyo, and 
  • 1985 ‘Phoenix’ Avanguardia of Italian design at the Toronto exhibition were among her works shown.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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