ē DePadova: 50 Years of Design hardback by Federico Motta 1st Edition printed in Milan 2006.
Italian designer, manufacturer, and decorator Maddelena De Padova has had an enormous impact on European decor since the mid-20th century, marketing work from the best designers around the world and, when she found current designs lacking, creating her own. The De Padova style is the epitome of Italian taste, presenting seemingly simple solutions that bring together objects, furnishings, and spaces in superb harmony. This album, with color and black and white photos on virtually every page, also profiles the designers who have contributed to the De Padova trademark, including Charles Eames, Alvar Aalto, Dieter Rams, Birgit Lohmann, and Setsu and Shinobu Ito. Vico Magistretti begins his long collaboration with the company in the 70s, designing a collection of office furniture.
Fernando and Maddalena De Padova begin their business activities by importing Scandinavian furniture and objects, sold at the store on via Montenapoleone in Milan. This marks the debut of design from Northern Europe in Italy: a revolution that has had a permanent impact on our way of living.
Fully illustrated oversized hardback with text in Italian and transparent jacket. Jacket shows scuffs, creases and wear as pictured. Some foxing to pages otherwise in good condition. Priced accordingly.
11.5" x 13". 194 pages.
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