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A pioneer of change
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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
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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 […]

Undercover, textile surprise
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Undercover, textile surprise

The new upholstered range designed by Anna von Schewen for Zanotta involves the cover as protagonist of the project. “The inspiration for the Undercover sofa derives from the archetype of this kind of upholstered item” explains the Swedish designer who works in Stockholm but studied in Helsinki for a long time and gained credit within […]

The factory of future
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The factory of future

Technology is transforming the way to make things. The 3D printer represents the third industrial revolution able to offer opportunities and advantages to everyone. At the very beginning there was Arduino, a small sized electronic board with one microchip, one circuit and one USB interface to communicate with a computer. A simple hardware that allowed […]

Aurelio Zanotta
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Aurelio Zanotta

A contribution by the founder of Zanotta, written thirty years ago, is an opportunity to celebrate the insight of this entrepreneur in the 60th anniversary of the company. And to retrace contemporary signs analyzing that period of time: as then, the needs for change and courage coexist.  “Proceeding by little steps” is a short valuable […]

Objects reviewed
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Objects reviewed

The new digital catalogue of the best exhibitions seen at the Milan design week 2014 is both a little instant-magazine and a little app-directory. Created with an inclusive and multidisciplinary approach, “Oggetti Rivisti – Objects Reviewed” is an experiment of digital publishing. An innovative application arising from the intention to create a design magazine for […]

Small architectures and new design
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Small architectures and new design

Zanotta Stand at Salone 2014 suggests a warm and emotional vision of living, highlighting the new collection between innovation and creative freedom. The recovery of a simple and old archetype, that one of a “small house”, is the fil rouge of an open and linear setting where the audience can  at first glance see the […]

Zanotta news at Salone 2014
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Zanotta news at Salone 2014

The range of novelties has added eleven innovative furnishing elements, including three of the Maserati by Zanotta collection. Three young designers joint our team thanks to their products. At the International Furniture Fair (53rd edition) Zanotta launched a range of pieces with innovative and original design. The care put in the production and finishes, along […]

Kent, comfort and elegance
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Kent, comfort and elegance

The upholstered range by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, both sensual and statuesque, splits in three: a bergère, an armchair and a pouf. Inspired by the Fifties/Sixties. Kent is a piece of furniture that since its launch in April 2013 has got remarkable feedback both from the trade users as well as from the public. A range of […]

Zanotta, 60 years celebrated in Paris
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Zanotta, 60 years celebrated in Paris

The showroom Silvera Bastille, one of the most prestigious design places in France, makes a display of Zanotta path between story and innovation.  Starting from the beginning of the new year, the spaces and shop-windows of Silvera Bastille in the glamorous street Rue du Fabourg in Paris historical downtown, are furnished with seventy icon-products of […]

Calamo. Contemporary desk
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Calamo. Contemporary desk

“The target audience for this console-desk is me. The target is made up by young professionals who have a home-office and want to complete it in a functional way without giving up a certain grace and style”. Gabriele Rosa is a young designer from Rome who signed some multi-functional and dynamic pieces in the latest […]

Zanotta and Maserati at Art Basel
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Zanotta and Maserati at Art Basel

Art Basel is one of the most important modern and contemporary art international fairs: it is held every year in Miami and Basel, where it was launched in 1970 and, starting from last May, in Hong Kong as well. At Miami latest edition, last December, a special event involving Zanotta and Maserati took place. These […]

Suggestions for our time
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Suggestions for our time

“Architecture should serve to build places where a man lives, works and enjoys himself, i.e. where a man can fully, freely and poetically lives”, architect Nicola Di Battista affirms, who has been in charge of Domus direction since September 2013. Di Battista (born in Teramo in 1953), a well known designer and expert of contemporary […]

Roberto Menghi
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Roberto Menghi

The history of Italian design is that of the best creative and cultural energies of our Country. Its protagonists are often more known by fans and trade professionals rather than by a wide audience and some of them are even unknown or forgotten. And yet the quality, the elegance and functionality of pieces designed by […]

Design in the museum
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Design in the museum

Design entered the largest museums of art and architecture in each Country since years. So much that the presentation of objects, furniture and accessories is drawing the attention of a wider and wider audience, “feeding” the visitors’ knowledge and taste. Design objects have become real icons of the present; they interpret and spread life-styles, express […]

Graphic line
  • From design to product

Graphic line

«The idea to apply fabric on the table top has won me over immediately. The opportunity to manufacture an accessory, which could match with the other soft elements of the living room: carpets, sofas, cushions. In a original and new way.» So Emilio Nanni – Bolognese designer and artist, who has been collaborating with Zanotta […]

Shaping dreams
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Shaping dreams

In order to provide a contemporary response to design and improve the quality of life, we need knowledge, sharing and the ability to overcome the conformity of ideas, according to architect and designer Marco Ferreri. After his degree in architecture in 1981 from the Polytechnic University in Milan, where he lives and works today, Marco […]

The power of design
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The power of design

More than forty years have gone since Zanotta attended an international exhibition for the first time with customized display setting: it was 1968 and De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi realized the famous pneumatic pavilion Zanotta with the armchair Blow integrated in an organic context at Eurodomus 2 in Turin. The pneumatic trend culminates in Osaka […]

Supporting the future
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Supporting the future

The new undertaking by NABA and Domus Academy, Fund for the study 2013, is supported by 50 large companies from the business of fashion, design, hospitality and technology. One million euro for grants to the most meritorious students without economic means: this is the goal of two training schools joined in the group Laureate Italian […]

LARTE is born in Milan
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LARTE is born in Milan

The challenge is making the best of food and wine coexist with Italian arts, design and fashion at the best, in a contemporary high-end context and open to the world. That is LARTE and much more. A restaurant, a coffee & chocolate shop, a wine bar, a window of tastes, scents, sounds, objects that communicate […]

Looking at the future
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Looking at the future

Modularity, lightness and new comfort in the collection of modular sofas Bruce designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Zanotta. “To conceive a “Zanotta 2.0” home we need research, study of the company’s roots and of the cultural and production Dna. But not: in our opinion we should find a blend with the past being able to […]

The amazing “parkour” of Zanotta
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The amazing “parkour” of Zanotta

Nîmes, city of design, will be hosting from September 26th a great exhibition tribute to Zanotta and its course, made up by six decades of passion, research and avant-garde in the world of design. The beautiful place in southern France, drawing thousands of tourists from all over the world every year, is where a wide […]

Zanotta Video Gallery
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Zanotta Video Gallery

Among the instruments to communicate design the video is one of the most effective. The experience of Zanotta Video Gallery, an overview on history, on quality and innovation in the design field. There are objects, people, projects, culture, territories, research in the world of design. Telling about them means connecting all these elements and transmit […]

Italian heritage
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Italian heritage

There are many ways to promote the Italian culture. The Italian Institute of Culture in Paris focuses on design. The culture – as well as the landscape, the music and the art – is one of the essential elements of the Italian identity worldwide and represents a heritage to draw upon for dealing with the […]

Sciangai is 40 years old
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Sciangai is 40 years old

For its creators, De Pas, D’Urbino e Lomazzi, form and function are fused with the elegance of the wooden sticks game of the same name. In the catalogue since 1973, Sciangai is one of the complements that most represents design from the ‘70s; a period between Pop and a new domestic-functional language (a decade made […]

Zanotta brings Italian excellence to China
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Zanotta brings Italian excellence to China

The second stop in the “Altagamma-Italian Contemporary Excellence” tour, promoted by the Foundation representing Italian excellence throughout the world, is arriving in Shanghai. China’s most important market and city of culture will be welcoming the exhibition of 64 leading Made in Italy brands, portrayed by 10 new generation Italian photographers. Zanotta will be one of […]

Lounges on the move
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Lounges on the move

Inspired by a co-branding idea between Zanotta and Maserati and designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, Grandtour is the first stage of a project in progress. We asked Salvatore Iuzzolini from Maserati to tell us about it. Salvatore Iuzzolini is Brand development and co-marketing Manager at Maserati. We met him in the elegant setting of the Zanotta […]

Combining elegance and function
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Combining elegance and function

Zanotta’s new stand at the 52th International Furniture fair highlights their new collections and shows off the styles on display. At the leading international design fair, Zanotta presented their new products for 2013 along with a selection of iconic catalogue articles, in an elegant setting in line with the cultural and design tradition that has […]

Zanotta novelties at Salone 2013
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Zanotta novelties at Salone 2013

Zanotta will be presenting at the 52nd Salone Internazionale del Mobile a collection promoting their most important values: quality and design culture, innovation and finesse in using new materials and production techniques, creativity and attention to changes in society. At a stand designed by Studio Bertero-Panto-Marzoli and styled by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, the new […]

Zanotta and Maserati present the lounge chair Grandtour
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Zanotta and Maserati present the lounge chair Grandtour

The presentation of the lounge chair Maserati by Zanotta, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, at the Zanotta Shop in Milan during the design week is also the occasion to celebrate the history of two great Italian companies. Maserati and Zanotta are two brands, which were both able to start from a local dimension to become international […]

Eleonora and Francesca Zanotta
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Eleonora and Francesca Zanotta

A debate with the Art Directors of the company Zanotta on the direction that design will take, in terms of Italian know-how, and how it will interlink with cultural requirements and innovation. With a quick look at the new pieces in the Zanotta collection. Q. Like fashion, gourmet food and cultural creativity, design is a […]

Toi, a useful object
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Toi, a useful object

An authentic small table-complement, designed by Salvatore Indriolo for Zanotta, where technology is at service of functionality. “It’s a furnishing complement with a timeless appearance which, thanks to a hidden mechanism that allows the top to rotate, has a generous hidden organizer compartment, perfect for storing all those small objects that are part of our […]

Zanotta at Now! 2013
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Zanotta at Now! 2013

At the latest Now! Design à Vivre, international exhibition held in the pavilions at Nord Villepinte, Paris in concomitance with Maison Object 2013, Zanotta showed a selection of its new designs recently placed in the catalogue, along with some of its great classics and iconic pieces. The Zanotta stand was created by Studio BPM in […]

Photographing our environment
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Photographing our environment

The photographs of Enzo Barracco, an Italian artist living in London, highlight the wonders of our glacial continent and its importance as a “barometer” of global climate. It’s a lesson in learning to respect our planet. Antarctica, measuring 14 million square meters, is the fourth largest continent in the world, and one of its seven […]

Tam Tam, an unrestricted non-school
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Tam Tam, an unrestricted non-school

A ground-breaking new school is to be inaugurated in Milan that is unrestricted, free, and deals with the visual arts, combining the role of anticipation (art) with that of preservation (design). It is a school of excellence, created by Alessandro Guerriero and Giacomo Ghidelli, with the support and inventiveness of Alessandro Mendini and Riccardo Dalisi, […]

Zanotta at Interieur 2012
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Zanotta at Interieur 2012

After the Salone del Mobile fair in Milan where top quality products are found, the Interieur fair is, since 1968, one of the few recognized manifestations that is truly innovative. It’s a fair that is complete and well-organized, it covers all the sectors of the home and offers the best of European and International production», […]

New cultural journeys
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New cultural journeys

Mario Piazza believes in collective workshops as incubators for innovation, new ideas and content. It’s essential to stimulate reflection and research. Editor and art director of the renowned Abitare magazine, architect, graphics designer and professor, Mario Piazza (1954) is in charge of communications, corporate identity and layout. In 1996 he founded 46xy a studio for […]

Multi-use tables
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Multi-use tables

Occasional tables, also known as coffee tables, are part of the ‘living’ category and are furnishing complements that can be positioned wherever aesthetic and practical functions are required. Indispensible in a traditional sitting room or a modern, open space living room (for socializing, working and studying) these tables have the form and decorative characteristics of […]

Altagamma celebrates 20 years of excellence
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Altagamma celebrates 20 years of excellence

Altagamma is a foundation that, since 1992, has unified the best of Italian top-end private enterprise, promoting the very culture that sustains it. The competitive advantage of the ‘Italian System’ worldwide, is interpreted in a book and exhibition which highlight the innovative and propulsive strengths of sectors such as design, fashion, food, jewelry, high-speed motorization […]

A 24-hour Party
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A 24-hour Party

The latest modular sofa by Gabriele Rosa for Zanotta interprets the many new and contemporary ways of living. The true added value of Party is in its shape, its multi-functions, and its accessories, as Gabriele Rosa, young designer from Rome who also created the Pablo mirror for Zanotta in 2008, recounts, «Party combines a ‘sprawl […]

Gae Aulenti
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Gae Aulenti

Remembering Gae Aulenti is the equivalent of remembering some of the most important stages in Zanotta’s history from the early 1960s onwards. The amazing Fly Center in Milan comes to mind, designed by Aulenti and inaugurated in 1966, a unique ‘designer shopping center’ with the participation of designers such as the Castiglioni brothers (who showed […]

Discovering beauty
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Discovering beauty

The new “Museo dell’Ottocento” in Milan renovated by Michele De Lucchi, is a superb part of the Gallerie d’Italia project. It’s a cultural space destined to hosting initiatives open to a vast public, and to reinforcing territorial ties. Opened a few months ago in the center of Milan, it’s an architectural and artistic complex of […]

Celestina
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Celestina

Designer Marco ZanusoProject year 1978Production year 1978 Typology Folding chairStructure 18/8 polished stainless steel, burnished steel, chrome or black, white or graphite varnished steel. Seat and backrest in nylon slats covered in cowhide. Size 42x50xh82cmMuseums Design Museum at Butlers Wharf, London; Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein; Fondazione Triennale Design Museum, Milan. History The […]

Selling Design is an art
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Selling Design is an art

A trip to the showrooms where Zanotta design is available worldwide: from the mono brand stores in Milan and Athens to the shop-in-shops in Miami and New York. Top quality service is accompanied by cultural initiatives. What does selling Zanotta design mean today? What are the best ways of maintaining contact with designers and the […]

Changing scenery
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Changing scenery

Pianoalto, the new sofa system designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, offers many solutions playing on the alternation of the upholstered elements andtheir diverse depths. For three years we’ve been studying a new upholstery concept that has a familiar mood and impeccable comfort, allowing the sitting room to be lived in for anything from conversation to pure […]

A window on Brazil
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A window on Brazil

A growing economy and creative vitality make Brazil one of the most dynamic and promising countries in the design sector. There’s only one problem…Taissa Buescu tells us about it. Taissa Buescu, born in New York and brought up in San Paolo, Brazil (she has a degree in law), is editor of Casa Vogue Brazil – […]

The top becomes structure
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The top becomes structure

The new series of Spillo tables by Damian Williamson for Zanotta uses constructive innovation to create maximum purity of form. The English designer Damian Williamson who joined the Zanotta team in 2010 creating the successful upholstered William series and Ella chair, and the Talamo bed that went into the catalogue in 2011, has now created […]

Zanotta Home
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Zanotta Home

The new Zanotta stand at the Furniture fair saw a twofold contribution with BPM Studio for the design and ps+a/Palomba Serafini Associati for the styling of the product area. Expressive force and energy were the main ingredients. An enclosed, transparent architectural arrangement powerfully simulates a contemporary building: it’s ‘Zanotta Home’. The new stand’s atmosphere reflects […]

Real luxury is experimentation
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Real luxury is experimentation

‘A new way of looking at objects that are to be designed, produced and used’ was the challenge presented by “Cià ch’el fèm” a fair-event-laboratory organized by NABA, Bosch Power Tools and Zanotta. At the 2012 Furniture fair the “Cià ch’el fèm” exhibit was held in the Zanotta Shop, Milan. The title refers to a […]

Textile identity
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Textile identity

Zanotta has always paid careful attention to the quality of the fabrics used for its products, from natural high-quality fibers to technical materials, and textile accessories for personalizing furnishings. Refined and soft to the touch: the fabric selection that Zanotta makes every year for sofas and beds is aimed at creating a truly individual product […]

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