by Nadia Lionello
photos Simone Barberis

America from the Fifties to the Nineties, in the images of the outstan ding photographers of the Magnum agency, shifted into ideal scenarios.

The force of the photographic language, respectfully taken as a model to narrate projects an d ideas in a heterogeneous, modern everyday life… in Italian style

Samurai table lamp in handcrafted blown glass, designed in 1966 by Angelo Barovier for Barovier&Toso, updated in size and in the colors gray, blue, red, caramel and green, with shade in white, black or dark brown fabric. Clip side table with structure in painted steel, top in solid extraclear glass. Available in two sizes and three colors. Design Nendo for Discipline. Michel, a divan with a slim structure in painted or black-chrome aluminium and polyurethane foam, with Dacron® inserts for the armrests and back, and down with polyurethane for the seat cushions. Available in two depths (91 and 106 cm), designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. Annapurna carpet, 330×100 cm, in pure wool with natural color, made by hand in Nepal. Design Batoli Design for nodus. Tommaso and Ludovico Martella, centers of the Pallacanestro Milano basketball team 1958
Koala halogen reading lamp with directional body in die-cast aluminium, attached to the steel stem by means of magnets. Also for outdoor use. Design Paolo Grasselli+ R&D for Modo Luce. Inka chair with structure in solid wood and plywood, polyurethane filler, available with a wide range of coverings. Design Roberto Romanello for Bill iani. Shanghai lounge chair with solid wood structure, in different types of wood, turned and polished with handmade finishes; upholstered seat and back covered with fabrics from the collection. Design William Sawaya for Sawaya&Moroni. Code Cavalletto, credenza with structure in cherry, compartments with hinged doors made of wood slats in a range of wood types, with natural finish; the base cabinet has an adjustable inner shelf. Design Centro Ricerche MAAM Morelato. Plex LED, tabletop cuckoo clock in birch plywood with natural finish, or painted in a range of colors, with external plexiglass and internal LED light. By Diamantini&Domeniconi. Point carpet, 300×100 cm, in pure wool, made by hand in India. Design Aoi Huber Kono for Nodus. Antico Asolo Classico, wood floor with three layers, in brushed and oiled wenge, by CP Parquet
NNX205 bench with stainless steel structure and teak planks. Also available in the version with corrosion-proof electrolytic finish for the structure. Design Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania.
SeaX lounge chair with folding footrests, with aluminium structure, seat and back in fabric or leather. Design Jean-Marie Massaud for dedon.
Only Me mirror, 50×70 cm, framed in transparent colors – crystal, emerald green, fuchsia and blue – or with opaque white and black frame. Can be hung in two directions. Design Philippe Starck for Kartell. Daisy mirror, Ø 60cm, in polished steel. Design Mikko Lakkonen for Covo. La Belle hanging lamp with upper diffuser in transparent thermoformed PMMA, lower diffuser in white opaline rotomoulded polyethylene. With electronic reactor or digital dimmer. By Filippo Protasoni for Prandina. 24.12, mirror, Ø 67, in MIROX 3G bronze-color glass, with beveled edge. Design Carlo Trevisani for Atipico. Taffy mirror with organic form, 58×95 cm, in extralight glass with screen printing in black, white, gray or cement, combined with the color of the frame. Design Luca Nichetto for Gallotti&Radice. Riverso mirror in welded glass with inclined borders to permit reflection from multiple angles, and central element in Nero95 glass. Design Leonardo Dainelli for Fiam. Code horizontal or vertical storage unit in batch-dyed wood fiber, a non-toxic material that stands up to humidity; hinged doors with vertical and horizontal incisions. Design Studio Zaven for Miniforms. Too woomba ceramic sculpture by Giovanni Motta, produced by Bosa in five colors with a glossy finish. Candy square or round table with structure in the steel rods used for reinforced concrete, top in painted wood. Design Sylvain Willenz for Cappellini. Flamenco adjustable LED table lamp with cement base, stem in metal tubing, diffuser in metal, painted in a range of colors. Design Stefano Traverso for Italamp. Images from the volume “Americani”, published by Leonardo Arte.