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Dino Gavina

Virgilio Vercelloni


Dino Gavina


Virgilio Vercelloni

Virgilio Vercelloni (Milan 1930-1995) is a renowned architect, urban designer, landscape designer, essayist and architectural and urban historian. Between 1963 and 1972 he was a teacher of Architectural History at the Polytechnic University of Milan. His personal library currently forms part of the archives of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (Italy). Editorial coordinator of Controspazio magazine, he also collaborated with some of Italy’s leading architectural magazines. Most of his essays have been translated into several languages.

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Virgilio Vercelloni

 |  2005
Design Biographies

Dino Gavina (1922-2007,) businessman and cultural agitator who always sought to go beyond what was established, was one of the prime movers in creatingthe Italian Style, a vocation for quality that defines Italian furniture design worldwide. His influence resulted in some of the most emblematic pieces of furniture of the 20th century.

Gavina, for whom “production is the most effective communication medium of our time, a medium that can be used as a vehicle for stupidity or for civilization,” was an aesthetic operator who succeeded in establishing a new relation between culture and industry, with mass-produced furniture and domestic and personal objects of high aesthetic and ethical value. The book is illustrated with designs by such leading creators as Marcel Breuer, the Castiglioni brothers, Kazuhide Takahama, Vico Magistretti, Carlo Scarpa, Man Ray and Sebastian Matta.


ISBN: 84-932053-7-0
Virgilio Vercelloni – 2005
Paperback, 28.6 cm x 24 cm / 11.26″ x 9.45″
193 pp
201 ilustrations

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