In addition to furniture design, Italy has also set trends for industrial design. Among the designers that have helped the brand make its mark are Ludovico (Vico) Magistretti, who produced the popular Maui” chair, Philippe Starck who designed the first chair for Kartell, Dr. Glob,” Alberto Meda , who made the Honeycomb” chair, Antonio Citterio, who made the Mobil” chest of drawers, and other noted designers such as Patricia Urquiola and Ferruccio Laviani.
They look at new influences in the industry including sustainability, renewable resources, and innovative materials, as well as high profile designer case studies; researching the key steps in project development to obtain a full ‘360°’ vision of product design.
Giorgio Armani S.p.A. is an Italian fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani which designs, manufactures, distributes and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics and home interiors.
WHERE TO STAY: My favourite London hotels are still The Pelham (Kit Kemp’s interior design without the Firmdale price), The Ampersand, and Blakes (opt for the Designer Double rooms), which are all in South Kensington and thus close to the museums, parks, and bookstores and fabric shops of King’s Road.
In the meantime we are already working on some new furniture for next year’s Salone del Mobile, which includes: a new store design concept for a sunglasses retailer; a collection of electronic devices and accessories for the young Italian brand Tribe and some 3D-printed jewelry for Maison 203 The opportunity to work on different scales is the thing that we like the most, and gives us energy and curiosity.