TheItalian design legendwent live on Instagram to tell all designer lovers adn professionals the history and inspirations behind his brand new designs. Referencing the inspiring design concepts of the post-war period, that was marked by iconic personalities, like Gio Ponti and Franco Albini, the Carlo Donati Studio combined forces with one of the topmid-century furniture brands to create amemorable collection that combines style, high-quality material, fine craftsmanship techniques with a touch of history. Get to know all of the juicy details that Donati has revealed in its exclusive Instagram Live withEssential Home!
The beauty behind curated design pieces is that they tell a story. Interiors, design pieces are a crucial part of our lives. They are able to set the mood and reflect who we are, that is why it’s so important to choose the right person to tell our narrative, putting together an ambiance with unique furnishing pieces that match what we have envisioned. Luxury design is always holding hands with craftsmanship skills and techniques – nothing can be compared to a handmade and unique piece that can be customized.
Carlo Donati, in association with Essential Home mixed the best of both worlds: the elegance of Italian design with some of the best craftsmanship from Portugal. The designer said that it was actually very easy to work alongside with the renowned mid-century brand, since they share the same interests, and values. The new mid-century collection with Essential Home combines different inspirations: great Italian architecture and design legends as well as a representation of Palm Springs mid-century modernarchitecture and design culture. Discover here what the Italian best interior designers at his unique live!
Alvorada Palace by Oscar Niemeyer
The modern Alvorada Palace and its unique facade were the kick-offs that Carlo Donati needed for coming up with the idea of Essential Home‘s Alberto Table. This unique building is the official residence of the President of Brazil and is located in the national capital of Brasília, on a peninsula at the margins of Paranoá Lake. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and built between 1957 and 1958 in the modernist style, the modern architecture design project is listed as a National Historic Heritage Site.
Named after one of the best Italian cinema personalities (Alberto Sordi), this unique dining table design by Carlo Donati features smooth curvilinear lines of the wooden legs of this unique furniture piece that take inspiration from the architectural shapes of Oscar Niemeyer’s concrete structures.
Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi and Gio Ponti
Completed in 1961, the Palazzo dell Esposizioni Internazionale del Lavoro, better known as Palazzo del Lavoro or Palazzo Nervi, is considered to be one of the most iconic architecture pieces in Italy since it was created by two of the country’s most famous design legends. Located in the Nizza Millefonti district, at the southern gates of the city of Turin, the geometrical inspiration, which you can find in Carlo Donati‘s new lighting piece for Essential Home, truly represents the unique style of the renowned engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and the iconic architects Gio Ponti and Gino Covre.
Inspired by the Turin’s beautiful Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi and Gio Ponti, this unique lighting design byCarlo Donatiembodies a look of a stylized plant with a round-shaped heart with the arms that rise like gilded branches. More than a simple mid-century modern lighting piece, theMina Chandelier is one of a kind statement fixture for your design project.