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Piroscafo

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Aldo Rossi and Luca Meda have designed a piece of architecture; a large facade featuring regularly spaced windows and inspired by the Regione Umbria headquarter’s facade in Perugia.
A bookcase with glass front and wood or lacquered structure and a metal front matt lacquered. Piroscafo is a versatile home cupboard - a bookcase for the study, a display cabinet for the living room or a sideboard for the kitchen. A range of open bookshelves with glass doors and square metal frame, divided into four by an inner wood or lacquered cross structure and a lacquered matt metal façade. It is possible to illuminate the inside with one or more LED lights on lids, and floors, or for the entire length of the central tops and shelves.

Design Aldo Rossi
Luca Meda
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Luca Meda

Luca Meda wrote an important chapter in Italian enterprise history. He contributed to the design culture of the Molteni Group with great passion and dedication. He was an example of a perfect symbiosis between creativity, business, art and industry. This is something of a paradox for a designer who loves drawing and uses a pencil more than any other tool to describe and reinvent reality. Since the late 70's Luca Meda was dedicated to the design of ranges. He created furniture which became icons. With Aldo Rossi he created the Piroscafo bookshelf, the Zim chairs and the Ho armchair, the Vivette armchair, the Primafila sofa, the 505 programme and the Pass system.

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Luca Meda

"Simplicity is not good in itself, but there surely is a type of simplicity that comes from generations of work."

Luca Meda

Piroscafo – a steamship – was the perfect metaphor for the 1990s. Ploughing its way across the oceans, it simbolized an era of globalization.

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Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi (Milan, May 3, 1931 - Milan, September 4, 1997) was one of the greatest Italian architects of the 1980’s. His Molteni Group collaboration marked his passage from masterful architect to an industrial designer. He created models and furnishings for the Museum of Maastricht, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and the reconstruction of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Aldo Rossi designed items that were destined to become icons of the 20th century.

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Aldo Rossi

"Perhaps it is snobbery but the more I see the world, the more I feel being a citizen of it and the more I want to go back to the old way of things"

Aldo Rossi

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