The history of the design of lighting elements in Italy, through a fine selection of works, biographies of designers and profiles of manufacturers.
[italian light. lamp design 1945-2000] Italian lamps are some of the best-known design products in the world: designers like the Castiglioni brothers, Vico Magistretti, Gino Sarfatti and Pietro Chiesa, manufacturers like Artemide, Flos, Fontana Arte and Luceplan have made an important contribution to the international success of Italian design. The critical and market acclaim achieved by these products has not been accompanied by adequate critical examination of these protagonists and companies. The book aims to partially fill this gap, offering an overview of certain significant episodes and figures selected in the timespan from the postwar period to the present. Not a complete historical account, but a series of cases for an in-depth look at individual moments, the work of certain designers or movements, a particular phase of a company’s output, or a particular product typology. Including reflection on the changes in the contemporary design panorama, research on the new qualities of light and new types of products.