Italian Design & photography: Aldo Ballo & Marirosa Toscani-Ballo

Cette image vous semble familière ? Marirosa & Aldo Ballo sont des figures indissociables de l’histoire de design italien de l’après-guerre. L’exposition “Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo” dévoile l’histoire derrière ces impeccables mises en scènes sur papier glacé, (…)

Something familiar about this picture? The Ballos have undoubtedly played a significant part in the making of the post-WWII Italian design. The exhibition “Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo” reveals the details behind the scenes, (…)

Interiour decoration designed by Livia Lobue Castelli © Aldo Ballo + Marirosa Toscani Ballo, Milano 1979

(…) depuis le début des années 1950 (Marirosa, fille du célèbre Fedele Toscani, mythique photographe du Corrierre della serra et père d’Oliveiro, rencontre son futur époux Aldo dans le studio de son père, Rotofoto. Trois ans plus tard, ils fondent le leur) jusqu’au mileu de la décennie 1990, à la mort d’Aldo. Pas moins de 300 photos sont à découvrir au Vitra Design Museum jusqu’au 3 octobre.

(…) from the early 1950’s (Marirosa Toscani, daughter of Corriere della Serra’s Fedele Toscani and sister to Oliveiro, met her future husband Aldo Ballo at Rotofoto, her father’s studio. They set up their own three years later) to the mid-1990, when Aldo died. About 300 pictures are displayed at the Vitra Design Museum until October 3.

Ettore Sottsass: bookshelf Carlton, 1981 for Memphis © Aldo Ballo + Marirosa Toscani Ballo, Milano 1984

Emilio Fioravanti, GRAssociati: Advertising poster with flexible floor lamp (prototype) Boalum by Gianfranco Frattini and Livio Castiglioni, 1969-1970 for Artemide © Aldo Ballo + Marirosa Toscani Ballo, Milano 1969
Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro: easy chair Sacco, 1968 for Zanotta © Aldo Ballo + Marirosa Toscani Ballo, Milano 1972

Ettore Sottsass: portable typewriter Valentine, 1969 for Olivetti © Aldo Ballo + Marirosa Toscani Ballo, Milano, 1972


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