French architect and one of Molteni&C ‘s top designers, Jean Nouvel, is in the middle of a major development of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Massin’s career began in 1949, when he began designing books for the Club du Meilleur Livre, one of the major book clubs that appeared in France after the WWII, at a time when most bookstores across the country have been shutdown because of the war, and he became one of the principal figures of the book design revolution of the 1950s.
Production is based locally so we can employ local craftsmen who care as much about skating as you do. The factory being here doesn’t just mean fabulous views of Italian Alps for our staff but also means we can respond promptly to customer requests.
You get to see objects from design powerhouses like Patricia Urquiola and Gae Aulenti along with ambitious and sometimes eccentric works from relatively ignored Italian designers of the past—the presentation intentionally presents no hierarchy between the two groups, again for the purpose of highlighting ideas as opposed to names and singular authorship.
In a 2013 interview with online design magazine Dezeen, Patrizia Moroso, creative director of Italian furniture brand Moroso, suggested that Milan unfortunately is sitting in the past and the past is gone… the most important people of the beautiful past of Milan are very old or dead” (Source: Dezeen ). Despite Italy’s wonderful crafts heritage, Moroso was concerned that the country was in a crisis, not wishing to change or move forward.
His research ranges from architecture to exhibitions, interiors to products, always balancing an artistic rationality tailored to the functionality of the goods or services and the need to not take itself too seriously, with an existential attitude characterized by a constant search for stimulation, design for game, without any limitations orÃ‚ conditions as well.