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.
Jewelry designer Franck Ligtelijn (1933-1996) became part of the design team at renowned Dutch lighting manufacturer Raak in the early 1960s
Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
Dutch designer and architect.
Louis C. Kalff (1897-1976), art director and designer at Philips