Masterpieces of Italian Design is an overview of the past two centuries in Italian design and manufacturing. This new title documents the 110 most pioneering designs to come out of Italy, and explains why, with stunning images and explanatory texts.
The Italian design community has been at the forefront of modern design practice for many decades and has pioneered many styles and movements, from Rationalism to Post-Modernism and Late-Modern. With its strong design-engineering focus, highly skilled craft workshops, specialized and technologically savvy factories, and an intellectualized design press, Italy has provided the optimum creative climate for the development of countless innovative design solutions.
This major new book features the ultimate examples of Italian design from, among others, Alessi, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Cassina, Ducati, Ferrari, Fiat, Kartell, Lamborghini, Luceplan, Magis, Moroso, Pagani, Riva, and Venini.