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Gianni Arnaudo: Anti-Design

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An extensive monograph on the Italian architect and designer’s Pop-inspired oeuvre, from Studio 65 to the present

This new monograph details the pioneering career of Italian architect Gianni Arnaudo, whose bold sensibilities have secured his place as one of contemporary design’s most significant figures. As one of the primary founding practitioners at Studio 65, Arnaudo helped shape the international firm’s now-iconic brand of Pop-inspired architecture and furniture design. Early on in his career he began a partnership with furniture design company Gufram and exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, garnering international attention.

Since the 1980s, he has collaborated with leading brands in Italy and abroad on eye-catching furniture—minimalist tabletops reminiscent of bottle caps, a wheeled coffee table shaped like a tea biscuit—and multipurpose buildings.Gianni Arnaudo (born 1947) began his career at the legendary “radical architecture” collective Studio 65, in Turin, alongside architects, designers, poets and artists such as Franco Audrito, Roberta Garosci, Enzo Bertone, Paolo Morello and Paolo Rond.

Following Studio 65’s collaboration with Gufram for the 1972 EuroDomus, and its inclusion in MoMA’s Italy—New Domestic Landscape that same year, Arnaudo emerged as a protagonist of postwar Italian design. His other projects include the sports center in Montreal, the Japanese Consulate offices in Monte Carlo, Cuneo International Airport and the new Museum of the Republic in Cape Verde. In 2008 he designed the Graal wall lamp for FontanaArte, a modern makeover of the ancient medieval torch, with a wall-mounted holder.

  • Format:Hardcover
  • Product dimensions:224 pages, 11.3 X 9.6 X 1 in
  • Publisher:Skira
  • Language:English
  • Appropriate for ages:All ages
  • ISBN - 13:9788857244143

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