Archirivolto was established by Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci in 1983 as an industrial, design and architectural development studio. Claudio and Marco, during their Architectural studies in Florence, created a theatrical experimentation group with some friends. When they decided to deal with design the influence of the theatre had a very important effect on the layout of their new studio: creativity, sense of reality, respect and attention towards the public. Interested in learning from inside the world of production and the markets, they started with a shop of design furniture. In 1995 the young designer Cristian Gori, from the section of Architecture of the Art Institute of Siena, joined the group. Archirivolto sees design as beauty, harmony and freedom: it cannot be restricted by strict predefined rules or exist as the privilege of a social or cultural elite. A designer is responsible for creating beauty for everybody and to draw design closer to a growing number of people. "àReal innovation is now based on the use of technology and materials, so much so as to create an image as well as to provide a service to customers. There appears to be a return to the utopia of the seventies, when objects were created for the masses and entrepreneurs were young, energetic and truly innovative... Designers should never forget that the object that he is designing must make the life of people that use it more simple and beautiful..." Besides studying the home environment, Archirivolto is also dedicated to experiments in the world of electronics and architecture: as well as tables, chairs, stools, soft furnishings and lighting, the study has developed numerous every-day products but also villas and public areas. The search for materials and its processes, aimed at achieving maximum results in a quality/price ratio, with objects that are technically perfect and accessible to the general public, this is one of the main activities of the studio: the use of materials which, through sophisticated processes, acquire prestige and elegance, is preferred such as aluminium and plastic, considered by Archirivolto as particularly fascinating due to its extreme flexibility. "à the objective of any object design for industrial production must never be neglected: the product must be sold!"
|Back: Low back||Frame Material: Metal|
|Seat Colors: 1: Black||Seat Colors: 2: Grey|
|Seat Colors: 3: Orange||Seat Colors: 4: Red|
|Seat Colors: 5: White||Frame Finish: Chrome|
|Arms: Armless||Distressed: No|
|Seat Material: Metal||Style: Modern|
|Application: Residential||Foot Rest: Yes|
|Stool Base: 4 Legs||Cushions: Yes|
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Calligaris Ice 31.5" Stool
Today Calligaris continues its legacy as an industry leader. With a strong focus on technology and development, Calligaris still finds its most important resource is the people who develop and manufacture its products, enabling the company to stay at the forefront of the furniture industry. The results of this are found in the "freedom of living? concept, which emphasizes extreme versatility and functionality. This allows the consumer to shape their living space to exactly their specifications.