Charming Fifities

1950s: the Pirelli tower is built in Milan, the symbol of the modernization of Italy. The architect is Gio Ponti. A traditional crafts company, Cassina, asks him to design a chair. The result is the Superleggera, the symbol of Italian design and the new modernity of the country.

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Project by S. Cobolli Gigli and G. Monico, architects

A project now being built in which the architects have compensated for the lack of a service entrance, making one by placing a new door in the staircase wall, and creating a main entrance by reducing the large living area in the zone towards the entrance corridor. The large accordion wall in dark blue sheared plastic, running on a guide in white painted metal, reflects the residential tastes of the 1950s.