Philippe Starck, what is there to say about him. He is a French designer known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design including furniture. Starck studied at the Ecole Camondo in Paris in 1969 and then already showed his interest in where and how people live.
Driade Costes chair
Driade Cam El Eon
Driade Olly Tango
Magistretti's first great success came with the world famous Carimate chair produced by the Cassina. The Carimate mixed rural simplicity with urban sophistication. There were the smooth lines of the wooden supports and legs, the colour, the pop-art bright red frame and elements of Scandinavian design.
Magistretti based the design of the DePadova Silver on the proportions of the legendary Thonet chair, for a seat in polypropylene and aluminum that is comfortable, light, versatile and sturdy. Around the dining table or in the studio, it adapts to any environment. Silver: a new classic.
The incredibly simple folding bookcase Nuvola Rossa is typical of Magistretti's modus operandi in that it was created as a result of an analysis of the product type, followed by a reinterpretation of the sum of its parts, bringing together the different sides and shelves.
In Milanese dialect Vidun means 'big screw.' The screw, a small, useful object, generated the idea of the first table in the DePadova collection.