Perhaps the time has finally arrived because we are really starting to leave the authorial paradigm, effective in the patriarchal culture of the twentieth century, when it came to claim design to it’s own specific identity, which is ineffective and restrictive today, when design is no longer about just designing objects, but increasingly also about triggering processes and relationships. My favourite is the pair of shoes designed like trellis, and the whimsical handbag that looks like a miniature version of the Petit Trianon summer house at Versailles. This beatiful example of design are the hi-tech bike used by Francesco Moser with disc-wheels and a bullhorn-bar. There are dresses imprinted with garden parties, skirts emblazoned with bold palm prints and bags made of pretty wicker. Irina Drogobetsky is the founder of IDI (Italian Design Interiors), a family owned furniture and interior design business in Boston. Some stripes took on a more artistic look, such as Marc Jacobs’ Warholian” stripes, reports, while other designers like DKNY and Diane von Furstenberg were a bit less edgy with their stripes. From Italian radical design to a home near you, this was the original beanbag chair.
Expertise and care for details are fundamental values in the handmade production of our unique design furniture. So we squeezed a weekend here for a romantic escape and this was the view (middle pic) that we opened our window to at 6AM, as the sun rose over the Italian Riviera.
This lead to a two+ month delay in the furniture delivery When the furniture arrived, parts were missing and the installers could not complete the installation When the delivery and installation were finally complete, there were several scratches on one of the items.
Since then Italian companies such as Alessi, Driade, Moroso or Flos work together with renowned international Designers like Jasper Morrison , Konstantin Gric, Philippe Starck or Ron Arad This is one reason why the creations can not be easily classified as Italian Design, but it is also the reason why they are successful all over the world.
It is an essential figure, requested by firms belonging to several industrial fields, from furniture to automotive, from household appliances to gymnastic equipments, medical instruments, tools and generally any serial product interacting with man. Following plenty of requests and two years of design development later, the small brand launched in order to produce and sell the handcrafted products and simultaneously form a platform for promoting Italian craftsmanship. He is the author of Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) and the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and is also an editor of the Journal of Design History.