Mariyo Yagi’s ‘Light curtains’

Mariyo Yagi’s ‘Light curtains’

The ‘Garbo’ ceiling lamp was designed in 1976 by Mariyo Yagi and Studio Simon for Sirrah in Italy. It was selected for inclusion in the Tokyo National Modern Museum collection.The ‘Garbo’ lamp provides a screen-like separation similar to the concept of shoji-papered panels, where the division between internal and external is undefined. As in Mies van […]

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Meet Angelo Lelli

Meet Angelo Lelli

Italian designer-entrepreneur Angelo Lelli—also spelled “Lelii,” as indicated by in a surviving signature—founded the innovative lighting company Arredoluce in Manza, Italy, in the years surrounding World War II. Little biographical information on Lelli has survived, but some sources indicate he lived from 1911 to 1979. He was, nevertheless, an active and influential participant in the […]

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Ernest Igl; Beam Me Up Scotty!

Ernest Igl; Beam Me Up Scotty!

  Czech modern designer Ernest Igl was born in 1920 in Prague. After graduating from the Munich Academy of Visual Arts, he founded the IGL Studio in Munich. After World War II, he worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, and industrial designer. While information on Igl is limited, his 1970 Jet Desk has found renewed […]

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Willy Rizzo, Jet Set Furniture

Willy Rizzo, Jet Set Furniture

      Italian designer and photographer Willy Rizzo (1928-2013) first came to prominence in the 1960s as both a chronicler of and participant in La Dolce Vita, the glamorous, jet set lifestyle enjoyed by many international celebrities and socialites in the postwar era. While photography was Rizzo’s first love, in the 1970s he developed […]

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Angelo Mangiarotti

Angelo Mangiarotti

  Highly esteemed for his researched and controlled approach to materials, Italian architect, sculptor, and designer Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milan in 1921. Having graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with an architecture degree in 1948, he moved to the United States in 1953. There, he held a visiting professorship at Chicago’s Illinois Institute […]

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