Art and Design Icons of Italy: Discover All About Them ⇒ One major industry that fuels the Italian design world is the art industry. Well, the relation of Italy with art is legendary. Most of the major artists in the world, from Ancient Art to the contemporary age, are Italian or built their careers in Italy. But even though masters like Leonardo DaVinci, Rafael, Donatello or Michelangelo are still strong sources of inspiration for today’s Italian Art Scene, today Best Design Guides is focusing on the Italian Art and Design icons!
It’s within the specific category of the Art World that we can find even more stunning examples of the characteristic Italian style and way of life! There are many big names in the Italian design and art scene that mix their love for both Art and Design and it’s time for us to highlight those names.
One of the more irreverent names of both the Art and Design scene is Rossana Orlandi. This Lady of Italian Design is amazing and the perfect example of how the worlds of Interior Design, Art and Craftsmanship can come together under one single roof. That’s precisely what Orlandi tried to do when she opened the Gallery Rossana Orlandi in 2002 in a former tie Factory in the Magenta neighbourhood.
Galleria Rossana Orlandi has been forecasting along the years new and upcoming designers and establishing the premise as one of the most revered platforms for avant-garde design and Lifestyle. Having started her activity focusing on the rising Dutch design wave with designers such Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas and Nacho Carbonell, the research has moved widely around the world, creating a catalogue which reflects the most innovative scenes from Europe to Asia to America, but always with a strong focus on the Italian art and design Inspirations!
Gaetano Pesce and Piero Fornasetti are other of the two biggest names linked to Craftsmanship, Art and Design. With a passion for Murano Glass and other Italian Classic Design Techniques, such as Wood Craving and Porcelain Work, these two top designers and top instigators of the value of Craftsmanship in the Italian Design Industry are two of the top flagship names of Italian Value in the World of Art and Design! Piero Fornasetti was one of the top Artists of Italy and, when he died in 1988, his legacy was kept alive by his studio that, till today, is kept in business by a dedicated team of professionals that bring to life in new design projects and pieces the life and work of this Italian master.
No wonder their respective work, along with other projects of a few other Italian Art Designers, are constantly on display at some of the Top Italian Design Galleries, like the iconic and worldwide famous Nilufar. The Art Council of these two and other major Art Galleries in Italy is increasingly responsible for the elevation of Italian Design worldwide and whether it is in Milan, Rome, Florence or Naples, every single major Art Gallery in Italy has one specific mission: Elevate Italian Design & Craftsmanship! Don’t forget to look out for Italian art and design at Milan Design Week.
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