Interni presents “Italian Design Icons”

100 companies, 500 icons and 100 designers that outline the evolution of taste and design for daily and international living

INTERNI will end 2016 with a 6% increase compared with 2015

What is it that makes so many Italian design objects authentic icons? To explain, INTERNI has produced a special collectors’ issue dedicated to these inimitable objects and their creators. ITALIAN DESIGN ICONS examines the evolution of design and style for living through over 500 iconic italian products produced since 1954. Furniture and accessories very different from each other for their historical, linguistic and cultural characteristics but which have, however, an essential common denominator: they are all still in production and available, both in Italy and abroad..

ITALIAN DESIGN ICONS is a special issue that continues the overview of Italian design offered by INTERNI in 2014 with the volume produced to celebrate the magazine’s 60th anniversary.” 60 said the editor Gilda Bojardi. “Following the same timeline, divided by decades, this illustrated story aims to promote Made in Italy around the world with a series of critical reflections on creativity, talent, the capacity to respond to stimuli and ideas from the history of design, new approaches, as well as from the global scenario and transformations in manufacturing and production,” the editor concluded.

The collection of iconic products is enhanced also by the testimony of 24 internationally renowned designers who discuss and explain their most important and representative work through a sort of design self-portrait. The volume ends with some considerations about what some of the icons of tomorrow might be. In other words, products of today that define contemporary trends in living and create the new bases for new expressive languages.

ITALIAN DESIGN ICONS will receive an official preview this week, during Art Basel Miami Beach 2016, on the occasion of the exhibition “1958, The Birth Of Two Legends: Italian Monochrome and Sanlorenzo shipyard”(from 29 November to 1 December), organised on board a ship of more than 30 metres built by Sanlorenzo, the boat-builder, that began operations in 1958 and is now the world’s second producer of yachts of over 24 metres, in collaboration with the historic gallery Tornabuoni Arte.

The volume, which will have an extra print-run of 3,500 copies in English with an Italian translation, will also be distributed at the leading design showrooms in the city.

ITALIAN DESIGN ICONS has been supported by many of the best and most representative brands in the design sector and beyond, contributing to the excellent results of the INTERNI systems that will end 2016 with a 6% increase compared with 2015.

With 188 pages and contributions from well-know critics– Cristina Morozzi, Marco Romanelli and Matteo Vercelloni – ITALIAN DESIGN ICONS will be available from all good newsstands from 6 December as a supplement to the new edition of the magazine at the price of €10 (including the magazine).