Author(s): Enrico Morteo
The first comprehensive monograph on Mario Bellini, one of Italy's most versatile and influential designers. Richly illustrated with over 500 images including sketches and photographs from Mario Bellini's archive, opened publicly for the first time. Includes a complete catalogue of Bellini's design work, thematically presented, from calculators, typewriters, office and banking machines, to chairs, tables, sofas, and lighting. Features a series of essays, including an interview with Mario Bellini, covering the various aspects of his career and design processes. A must-own book for architects and designers of all disciplines including product, furniture, lighting, textile, and graphic designers, as well as students of all these disciplines. Will appeal to the many amateur and specialist collectors of classic Bellini designs.
Enrico Morteo is an architect, editor, publisher, curator and a consultant of design and architecture. He has curated of a number of important programs and exhibitions including the ADI/ Compasso d'Oro Historical Collection, theProgrammare l'arte exhibition for Venice and Milan, 2012-2013, the Uniqueness of Italy exhibition in Rome at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in 2011, the Roberto Sambonet exhibition held in Turin, Brasilia and Sao Paulo in 2008-09 and the exhibition Olivetti: Una bella societa shown in Turin in 2008. Enrico is also the author of a number of books including Grande Atlante del Design and the History of Architecture chapter of the Architecture Encyclopedia Garzanti. He has also worked with major Italian design magazines includingDomus, Interni, Abitare, Modo, Lotus and Rassegna.