LEARNING FROM THE PAST English
Arflex is one of those Italian companies whose catalog is actually a prodigious book on the history of design. The work of Marco Zanuso, above all, is a masterful lesson on the industrialization of a product, on ergonomics and on new technologies. Indeed it was him, along with a few engineers of Pirelli, who began began to experiment the use of foam rubber and elastic tapes to create seats in the origin of the brand.
Then after came Franco Albini with his Fiorenza armchair and the fruitful collaboration with Cini Boeri.
In Barcelona, in the shop of Marta Ventós, Arkitektura, a selection of great pieces by Arflex was shown this week by the current manager, Fausto Colombo. We were surprised by the very interesting script, which follows with great energy today with new designs by big people as Vincent Van Duysen and Claesson, Koivisto, Rune...read more