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Zanotta’s desk. Efficient solutions for the home working spaces
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Zanotta’s desk. Efficient solutions for the home working spaces

The interior decoration imposes space rationalization for both the public and home environments. This necessity becomes more imperative when furnishing a house to create working areas that are both performing and comfortable at the same time. Zanotta with its large selection of compact desks, being less bulky and with clean lines, is able to meet […]

A glimpse at the Orient: Zanotta’s first Far Eastern shop is in Seoul.
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A glimpse at the Orient: Zanotta’s first Far Eastern shop is in Seoul.

Zanotta is strengthening their presence in international markets and would like to announce their first significant step towards expansion in Asia. The starting point is Seoul, the Non Hyeon-Dong design district, where the grand opening of the 300-m2 Zanotta Shop will be held on October 19th next. It is typically true that Italian esthetic sensibility, […]

ADI Design Index 2016: the Zanotta stand at Salone del Mobile 2015, designed by Studio CalviBrambilla, has been selected  within the most important and official mapping of the Italian design project overview.
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ADI Design Index 2016: the Zanotta stand at Salone del Mobile 2015, designed by Studio CalviBrambilla, has been selected within the most important and official mapping of the Italian design project overview.

We are pleased to announce an important acknowledgement formally received on October 7th: the project of the stand where Zanotta welcomed visitors during Salone del Mobile 2015 designed by two architects Fabio Calvi and Paolo Brambilla with graphic by Leonardo Sonnoli, has been included in the selection of ADI Design Index 2016.

The unforgettable exterior architecture was made up by maxi-postcards dedicated to the 101 icons of the Zanotta collection, housed in light-weight supports that enabled to view the interior: a perfect creative synthesis of the smartly ironic and unconventional spirit “Castiglioni’s way” that marked the first 61 years of the Italian brand’s life. In the middle of the stand, ready to be checked, stood the book Design: 101 Zanotta stories written by Beppe Finessi and designed by Leonardo Sonnoli; around it a series of domestic settings where the icon coexists with the recently designed piece, a real declaration of Zanotta’s philosophy.

The direction taken by the Zanotta’s management in 2015, marked by a change under the operation and the strategic viewpoints, was strongly requested to renew the entire brand image: from the logo, the graphics, the photography and obviously the product. A great value to be mixed and returned during the most important public exhibition of the year, the Salone del Mobile.

This is the aim the company had set itself to achieve by calling top-notch professionals such as Studio CalviBrambilla to cooperate for the stand, and that the ADI recognition consecrates officially reached.

 

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Starting from Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni through Carlo Mollino up to Damian Williamson; Zanotta, namely the history of Made in Italy design from the Sixties to nowadays, means creative experimenting of the daily home universe.
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Starting from Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni through Carlo Mollino up to Damian Williamson; Zanotta, namely the history of Made in Italy design from the Sixties to nowadays, means creative experimenting of the daily home universe.

The Zanotta philosophy of contaminating different languages, inherited and consistently pursued by the new generations, still remains the success key guiding the selection of collaboration with contemporary designers. The brand new designs are positively boosted by the comparison with the stylistic legacy full of intelligence and irony of the Zanotta icons. During 2016 the cooperation […]

Highlights 2016, bed Ruben
  • From design to product

Highlights 2016, bed Ruben

The sensation of an enveloping embrace and a great comfort. This is the evocative image that inspired the designer in conceptualizing a bed characterized by overlapping horizontal bands defining the armrests and headboard, integrating structure and upholstery. The slight headboard inclination proves to be very functional, for example for reading, in fact it indulges the […]

Highlights 2016, Ivo stool
  • From design to product

Highlights 2016, Ivo stool

Ivo is a multipurpose seat. Small objects whose beauty and practicality of use are tied to the details: the slightly concave wooden seat and the technical element like the steel tie-rod, thanks to the shades burgundy or black, contrast nicely with the selected wood types, either natural oak or Canaletto walnut. “Inspired by the classic […]

Highlights 2016, Ido stool
  • From design to product

Highlights 2016, Ido stool

High seat ideal for kitchen counters, cafés and restaurants. Small objects whose beauty and practicality of use are tied to the details: the slightly concave wooden seating, the nice contrast between the selected wood type, either in natural oak or Canaletto walnut, and the satin-finished stainless steel triangle that serves as a footrest. “Inspired by […]

Highlights 2016, Botero sofa
  • From design to product

Highlights 2016, Botero sofa

The sensation of an enveloping embrace relished in a relaxing situation. This is the evocative image that inspired the designer in conceptualizing a sofa whose intent is instinctively intuited: the continuity of overlapping horizontal bands defining the armrests and backrest, integrating structure and upholstery, with a slight inclination that indulges the body and provides ample […]

Highlights 2016, June chair
  • From design to product

Highlights 2016, June chair

It bears all the lightness of Nordic design, translated into geometric shapes and softening facets. The material of choice is wood, in varying thickness for the backrest, with the padded nylon covered in fabric or leather. Yet the real crux of the project is the junction between the backrest and the seating being constructed with […]

Highlights 2016, Niobe small table
  • From design to product

Highlights 2016, Niobe small table

The forms of nature and the processes that occur without man laying hand on them: for example, a river rock split in two with the upper side smoothed out by water and time, whilst the lower side has maintained its curvature. The designer then intervened on the proportions, emphasising its length, for an occasional table […]

Highlights 2016, Fenice table
  • From design to product

Highlights 2016, Fenice table

Thanks to the designs supplied by the namesake Archivio, 2016 sees the re-edition of the Fenice table designed by Piero Bottoni in 1936 for Villa Muggia. The actualisation of the Fenice required a lot of research to determine the most advanced technology necessary for the realisation of a project bearing such large volumes yet which […]

Highlights 2016, Reale table
  • From design to product

Highlights 2016, Reale table

A bevelled crystal top that functions in terms of sculptural beauty, enriched with the particulars, of the base. With all the care of those deeply familiar with the material, Zanotta proposes an alternative and contrasting element as only marble may be in this case: Carrara, Marquinia or Emperador, precious surfaces to experience seated at the […]

CODICE MENDINI. Le regole per progettare.
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CODICE MENDINI. Le regole per progettare.

An extraordinary book, just edited by Electa. Perhaps the most articulated book focused on the works by Alessandro Mendini (Milan 1931): 368 pages relating to one of the Masters – who’s still working full-time – in the history of the aesthetic design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: a versatile architect, artist, designer, theorist and […]

The “Casa Capriata”, based on the original project of Carlo Mollino has been included in the “National census of Italian architecture of the late Twentieth century” by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage
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The “Casa Capriata”, based on the original project of Carlo Mollino has been included in the “National census of Italian architecture of the late Twentieth century” by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage

We are very pleased to learn that the Rifugio Carlo Mollino (mountain hut), built in Gressoney Saint Jean (AO) on the project of “Casa Capriata” by the architect Carlo Mollino, has been included in the “National Census of Italian architecture of the late Twentieth century”, edited by the Directorate General for Art and contemporary Architecture […]

Fuori Salone 2016 – Zanotta and the Street Art
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Fuori Salone 2016 – Zanotta and the Street Art

The company always paying attention to new influences and social activities On the occasion of the pictorial reconstruction of the whole façade of the early century building, the former factory and headquarters of Sacofgas 1927 SPA (the historic Milanese company on the Naviglio river) curated by Elian – the internationally renowned street artist – many […]

Sciangai can also be found here at Fuori Salone…
  • Exhibition

Sciangai can also be found here at Fuori Salone…

On the occasion of the special setting at Dornbracht, designed by architect Lorenzo Palmeri, the guests who visit the House ON-space are invited to take off their own jacket, hanging it on the Sciangai clothes stand. A timeless project, always up-to-date, beautiful and stylish, designed by De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi in 1973. A fortunate object, […]

Shoji: it decorates, it divides, it separates
  • From design to product

Shoji: it decorates, it divides, it separates

A multifunctional and graceful furnishing object, Shojicustomizes the domestic spaces, from the living-room to the bedroom. Designed for hybrid and nomadic home uses, the screen with console-shelf by the architects Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere for Zanotta (2015) can act both as a partition system, and as a supporting surface. «Like in the bestZanotta’s tradition, […]

The Museum  Poldi Pezzoli introduces Quasi Segreti, curated by Beppe Finessi, 10 March – 25 April 2016
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The Museum Poldi Pezzoli introduces Quasi Segreti, curated by Beppe Finessi, 10 March – 25 April 2016

Quasi Segreti: a contemporary story leading us into a world full of suggestions and reminders. An exhibition focused on an unusual theme that never ceased to be reinterpreted by architects, designers and artists who have been able to use creativity and experimenting: drawers and chest of drawers. Two Zanotta pieces find their place among the […]

Zanotta: general catalogue and price list 2016
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Zanotta: general catalogue and price list 2016

The new general catalogue Zanotta 2016 is available starting from February. Its graphics has been completely revised by Leonardo Sonnoli – with whom the company has begun the second year of collaboration. The catalogue format also changes, characterized by the special vertical spread, to allow more space to images and content. One tool with an […]

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2016 to Joy by Achille Castiglioni Best of the Rest Award
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Wallpaper* Design Awards 2016 to Joy by Achille Castiglioni Best of the Rest Award

With the new colour reinterpretation of the iconic Joy bookcase by Achille Castiglioni, designed in 1989, Zanotta is now proud to announce that has received the Best of the Rest (Reissue category) Award within the 2016 Design Awards by Wallpaper* , one of the leading international magazines for design, architecture, but also for art and travel, much appreciated by a […]

Zanotta: 2015, the evolution year
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Zanotta: 2015, the evolution year

Adapting to change, often anticipating it, yet without losing the characteristics that form its own DNA. In one word: evolution. We would synthesize the year 2015 for Zanotta in this way. The year that just turned to the end meant a great renewal for the company, marked by the study, the search and the development […]

Restyling operation
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Restyling operation

2015 has brought some amazing novelties, ranging from new finishes, sizes and refined trendy shades for some Zanotta’s iconic products. The representative objects of Zanotta’s production, beyond their self-evident aesthetic importance, have been on the international market for sixty years and still teach a lot to the world. Best selling items that entered the collective […]

Sgabillo
  • Archetypes

Sgabillo

Among the series of emblematic objects of the Zanotta philosophy, Sgabillo is one of the most coherent ones. Designed in 1950 by the Swiss designer, architect and artist Max Bill (co-founder of the prestigious Hochschule für Gestaltung, known as the School of Ulm), it is still in collection nowadays. With that funny name given by […]

A Sacco (sack) full of ideas
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A Sacco (sack) full of ideas

The most informal and versatile iconic seat ever, currently available in three models, is the ideal proposal for a gift under the sign of design. A symbol of the Sixties, that has become an icon of Zanotta style in more than forty years, is available in new shapes and fabrics in 2015: beside the classic […]

The Castiglioni brothers: originality and invention
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The Castiglioni brothers: originality and invention

An exhibition celebrating the Castiglioni brothers and their timeless icons. Pieces manufactured by Zanotta, which continue to create an emotional bond with the audience. Opening Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. “Homage to Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni” displays – from October 21th to November 7th, 2015 – at Zanotta Shop in Milan, the masterpieces […]

Quality target: Zanotta’s commitment for 2015
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Quality target: Zanotta’s commitment for 2015

In the latest years the awareness and information of the people as end-consumers of the products increased significantly; as well as the tools that companies can use to certify the quality and safety of their entire production system. For Zanotta, leading company of the Italian Design worldwide, this has always been a primary goal, being […]

Turning point
  • Interview

Turning point

Francesco Michea – since almost one year CEO of the company – among the protagonists of Zanotta’s new deal is a figure who coincides with the new season made of new challenges, innovations and commitments. Under the virtuous combination of profit-culture. The 58-years old manager Francesco Michea seems to have many and clear strategies to […]

Working as a designer between industry and society, Enzo Mari’s lesson
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Working as a designer between industry and society, Enzo Mari’s lesson

Forecasting the future of design is not simple. A good way to grasp signals and trends comes from the dialogue with one of the great Masters, that still nowadays accompany the path of those who design and produce objects for the living. Confered on an honorary degree in Visual Arts from the Academy of Fine […]

Wing-shaped top
  • From design to product

Wing-shaped top

Santiago, as thin as an aircraft wing, steady thanks to its reinforced frame, is the latest table of the new Zanotta catalogue. The designer, the Austrian Frank Rettenbacher who lives and works in Amsterdam, reveals the secrets of an engineering project featuring a minimal and appealing design: “the idea of Santiago table is bringing the […]

Visual identity
  • Interview

Visual identity

Leonardo Sonnoli, new graphic designer of Zanotta, reveals how he created the new company logo: a sign that interprets the path between design evolution and productive innovation at its best. While opening to new scenarios and communication tools. Communicating with an original style without following trends, it means for Zanotta finding tools and ways that […]

Zanotta celebrates Carlo Mollino
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Zanotta celebrates Carlo Mollino

As forerunner of times and trends, Carlo Mollino has always been “ahead”: in architecture, in art, in design, in the unrestrained passions for sport and photography. A concentration of Mollino, a skilled artisan and a man fond of polytechnical rigour, a real outsider, has been arranged at the Zanotta showroom in Milan during the first […]

Throw-Away is 50 years and becomes “L”
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Throw-Away is 50 years and becomes “L”

Over the years we dedicated two articles, respectively in the sections “Dedicated to” and “Archetypes”, to the “frameless” sofa designed by Willie Landels in the early Sixties that Zanotta put into production from 1965. They both confirm the revolutionary strength of this furnishing item. One sofa made up by four blocks of expanded polyurethane sealed […]

A concentration of know-how and passions
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A concentration of know-how and passions

Zanotta design and communication identity renews itself while maintaining the genetic code and the targets that has been distinguishing the company for more than 60 years. Eleonora and Francesca Zanotta, the founder’s daughters who now manage the company, tell everything about the recipe that originated the new logo, the new catalogue, the latest products. And […]

The keys to success
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The keys to success

The 2015 edition of the international Furniture fair has been an appointment full of news and important operational and strategic changes for Zanotta. The results of this commitment are before everybody’s eyes. Starting with the new brand image, making the coordinated brand communication even stronger and more original, thanks to the logo, skillfully renewed by […]

Fully covered with cowhide
  • From design to product

Fully covered with cowhide

The Nuno stool, with its dual function of seat and organizer compartment, is a “small object manufactured with love”, as described by the Japanese designer who designed it for Zanotta. «The secret of this cowhide seat lies in its name: Nuno. This is the name of the Portuguese Oliveira, a genius of horse-riding practiced with […]

Lightness and empathy
  • Interview

Lightness and empathy

It’s Cristina Gabetti’s recipe, journalist and opinion maker, for a lifestyle where the big challenges of mankind confront with the application of new technologies and good practices. Cristina Gabetti, journalist for Corriere della seradaily newspaper and writer, isan influential expert on consumptions and lifestyles. Born in NYC and grown up in Turin, she lives in […]

The language of flowers
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The language of flowers

Arom is the latest armchair designed by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for Zanotta. It provides the comfort of a classic seat, with a design inspired by the natural environment. The young and affirmed French designer Duchaufour Lawrance speaks about “optimized design” while referring to Arom, his latest armchair designed for Zanotta. The designer explains: «The shapes […]

Carlo Mollino
  • Dedicated to

Carlo Mollino

Mollino, versatile personality from the Turin of ‘50s, is remembered to be architect, artist, designer and photographer. But even as being fond of cars, airplanes and winter sports, all aspects well present in his creativity: in the sinuous curves of the wooden frames that support his tables you may retrace the snow-covered slopes and the […]

Beauty makes all better
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Beauty makes all better

Daniela Hamaui, leading Italian journalist, in 1996 invented and directed D di Repubblica, the weekly magazine of fashion, work, society and culture, considered among the most innovative of these two decades. In February 2002 Hamaui left D to take over the direction of Espresso, first woman in Italy to lead a magazine of such political, […]

Floating surfaces
  • From design to product

Floating surfaces

Two metal accessories, light and versatile: the Mina console table and the Emil small table by Frank Rettenbacher for Zanotta conquer those who love the contemporary minimal-style. «They look like “shelves on legs” with a very up-to-date look, suitable for easy and “nomadic” use in every corner of the house, as well as in modern […]

Successful design on TV
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Successful design on TV

Zanotta is protagonist of the successful TV programme X-Style on Canale 5 channel, which dedicates a special episode to design for the 60 years of Interni magazine. Six large companies of Made in Italy, one for each decade, report on the TV screen the evolution of Italian and international design, trends, experimentations and cult objects, […]

What turns an object into an icon?
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What turns an object into an icon?

Timeless objects, originated by mixing innovation and originality, remain in the collective memory. How are the design icon pieces conceived and, most of all, how to recognize them? Zanotta asked this question to three specialists in this business. There are more than thirty design icons browsing a dedicated page of the internet website zanotta.it, embracing […]

Towards a new design frontier
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Towards a new design frontier

Imagining possible futures among digital technology, science and design. Models and perspectives, according to two protagonists who have taken up new paths of knowledge. MEG is a system of open-source domestic greenhouses connected to the internet: the whole project foresees to install five of them in five stations of the Milan underground during the six […]

Lightness and irony
  • From design to product

Lightness and irony

Two qualities for Twist, new stool designed by Emilio Nanni for Zanotta: hand-made weaving and strings tailor-made exclusively. Contemporary taste, mastery in craftsmanship, top quality materials for strength and refinement, originality and comfort. The Twist stool designed by Emilio Nanni for the range of Zanotta novelties 2014 is an innovative object, adding colour and irony […]

Design towards Expo
  • Exhibition

Design towards Expo

The role of Design at the universal Expo 2015, the events, the proposals to celebrate and make to most of Italy’s industry. Because Italian design is culture and passion. Milan, design capital, will be hosting from next first of May the universal Expo2015, an occasion for all brands from Italy and other Countries. Inside the […]

Zanotta 60 years at Interieur
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Zanotta 60 years at Interieur

The design looks at the future of society and innovation at the Biennial 2014 in Kortrijk. Zanotta shows a display setting celebrating culture and research. The 24th edition of the Interieur Fair shows the ability to bring together high-end manufacturers comparing them with new outlooks. The title of this year, chosen by the cultural commissioner […]

Zanotta 60, celebrate with us
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Zanotta 60, celebrate with us

For the company’s 60th anniversary a big promotion dedicated to whom is going to buy or renew a Zanotta sofa. Another way to celebrate the anniversary and spread the culture of design. At  your home like at New York’s MoMA or the Parisian Centre Pompidou? This is not a comparison by chance. Against the purchase […]

The Capsules of desires
  • From design to product

The Capsules of desires

Three new pieces originated by the cooperation between Maserati and Zanotta join elegant design and innovation. A shared project reached the second edition, and destined to look at the future. The launch of Maserati by Zanotta Capsule Collection, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Salone 2014, reaffirms the successful and precious collection originate by the two […]

A pioneer of change
  • Interview

A pioneer of change

Elio Fiorucci has been leader in the world of fashion and innovative and experimental lifestyle for 40 years. His expectations on creativity 2.0 and his secret design-idea. Telling Elio Fiorucci’s professional life means to go through the story of the Italian creativity from the 60s to nowadays. He started in his early age, following the […]

Best of Italy
  • Lifestyle

Best of Italy

Zanotta is design partner of the new space at Fidenza Village, a charming combination of fashion, delicatessen, design. According to organizers’ definition is an inedited “pop up boutique”: a real laboratory of creativity, styles and flavors within the Fidenza Village, the outlet premises for quality shopping managed by Value Retail one hour far from Milan […]

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