Both graduate from Politecnio di Milano, in Architecture. They designed a few design icons still produced and loved to day.
they both work at the Olivetti Industrial Design Department, directed by the well known Ettore Sottsass. There they meet each other in 1974. he establishes the Barbieri e Marianelli Architetti studio. In 1990 Marianelli opens his own architecture and industrial design studio. they designed a few design icons still produced and loved to day.
Friso Kramer thinks in large numbers, in mass production. He was very curious, but he didn’t think of anything just because he liked it, there was always a good reason. he didn’t want to compromise. The more impossible the assignment, the better he liked it. “When someone comes up with a problem, it inspires me endlessly to come to a solution,” his own words.
Hans J. Wegner
Danish architect Hans J. Wegner is considered a pioneer as furniture designer in the twentieth century.
Louis C. Kalff (1897-1976), art director and designer at Philips
Kho Liang Le
Arne Vodder was a Danish furniture designer, a close friend and partner of Finn Juhl who had been his teacher.