book – italian design

 

Olivetti Poster by Giovanni Pintori featured image

Giovanni Pintori (1912โ€“1999) was an Italian graphic designer best known for his advertising work with Olivetti. His posters for the Lettera 22 and Olivetti logo are renowned for their use of geometric shapes and minimalist design. Read More →

Pier Luigi Nervi featured image

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable wrote this 1960 monograph about the eminent Italian architect and structural engineer Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979).Read More →

Masterpieces of Italian Design featured image

Masterpieces of Italian Design. Design in Italy has always reflected the national identity of the Italians themselves: sexy, stylish, and innovative, and with more than a touch of audacity. No other country takes design so seriously, nor treats its leading practitioners with such reverence.Read More →

Bugatti Type 50 featured image

Launched in 1930, the Bugatti Type 50 heralded a new era with the introduction of the Molsheim marqueโ€™s first twin-cam design, a supercharged 4.9-litre straight-eight engine of prodigious power. At a time when brute force was needed to win the Le Mans 24 Hours, a competition version was developed and three such Type 50s took part in 1931.Read More →

Radical Italian Design 1965โ€“1985 featured image

Young Italian architects and designers started creating a new style that openly questioned Modernism in the mid-1960s in response to current social and political upheaval. This movement, known as “Radical design,” looked into ways to visually change the urban environment. The proponents of radical design also applied it to furniture and lighting, using unconventional materials and a novel formal vocabulary.Read More →