Bataille and Ibens have created a portfolio of work in which the essence and the generosity of the room is tangible. It shows in meticulous detailing, materials and proportions, stilled spaces. Their collaboration began in 1968. In the past three decades, their work remained standing for integrity, timeless dialogue with space, regardless of fickle fashions.
A table, a chair, a chair, a cabinet, a horizontal locker, a lamp. Ordinary things, everyday objects. But if they were designed by Maarten Van Severen, they appear redefined and driven to the essence.
The man behind the eponymous leading company, is well known in the design world. His collaboration with groundbreaking designers have created Alessi an authority. In his lecture, he approached the role of design in our society, both past, present and future.
He’s not only a manager with vision, but also the client of an architectural project in which cultural achievements to Gehry, Siza, Ando, Hadid to effect the startling architecture site.
In addition to numerous homes, the Scarpa’s got a wellknown client, the Benetton company. They built factories and warehouses in Padermo di Ponzano, Castretti di Villorba, Parigi and recently in Treviso.
Architect and industrial designer from Buenos Aires. Residential in Barcelona since 1977, he specialized in designing furniture and lighting and design objects. In addition to his professional design, for which he received several awards, he is also internationally active as a lector.
“Functionality comes before the form, while the choice of material the logical consequence is of the search for the correct construction. As an industrial designer I’m someone who invents furniture, who chooses the different materials and who shows how things are to be constructed, it’s as simple as that”
What is design? What is original and what is variant? The word source of ideas.
What is a full design? The heart focuses reason.
When Charlotte Perriand in October 1927 stepped into the studio in the Rue de Sèvres in Paris, she was told initially by Le Corbusier that he couldn’t offer her a knitting. However, she was accepted anyway. The collaboration with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret resulted in a series of furniture that are now called modern “classics”.