Aldo Rossi: Design 1960–1997
Published by Silvana Editoriale.
Edited by Chiara Spangaro.
The complete Rossi design works, from his Alesssi kettle to a coffee pot based on a floating theater
Over the course of four decades, the Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi (1931–97) won international recognition in four distinct areas: architecture, drawing, urban design theory and product design. A part of Silvana’s series on 20th-century Italian design masters, this catalog explores Rossi’s under-published design oeuvre, highlighting over 70 of his projects in which he experimented with shapes and colors through a myriad of material combinations: metals and wood, marble and stone, ceramics and porcelain, artisanal and industrial fabrics, and plastic. Special attention is paid to the evolutions in his output, from his furniture collaborations with architect Leonardo Ferrari in 1960 to his industrial production for Artemide, DesignTex, Bruno Longoni Atelier of furniture, Molteni & C, Richard-Ginori, UniFor, Rosenthal and Up & Up.