DESIGNER

Designer - Schiffini

Schiffini ♦ Moderne Küchen mit exklusivem Design

In den 1920ern gegründet, ist Schiffini als Hersteller hochwertiger Küchenmöbel mit exklusivem Design weltweit bekannt. Seinen Ursprung hat das italienische Unternehmen in der Lieferung von Schiffseinrichtungen für die Marine Werft – ein Einfluss, der auch heute noch in den Designermöbeln erkennbar ist. Mit der Ausstattung von Militär- und Zivilschiffen sammelte Schiffini wichtige Erfahrungen in Bezug auf funktionales Design und Materialien und war 1950 das erste Unternehmen, das Modulküchen serienmäßig herstellte. Mit der industriellen Produktion von miteinander kombinierbaren Küchensystemen erkannte Schiffini die Bedürfnisse der Gesellschaft bereits sehr früh und trug in den 1960ern maßgeblich zur Entstehung des „Italian Design“ bei.

Schiffini gab italienischen Architekten und Designern die Möglichkeit, ihre Erfahrung und Kreativität umzusetzen, um dadurch die perfekte Symbiose aus Industrie und Design zu schaffen. Gerade die Zusammenarbeit mit Vico Magistretti, einem renommierten Designer, führte Schiffini zu vielen kreativen und funktionalen Lösungen, die die Lebensqualität jedes einzelnen verbessern sollten.

Seit damals konzipiert Schiffini exklusive italienische Designerküchen, die innovative Ideen und hochwertige Qualität mit einem zeitlosen Stil und einer einzigartigen Ästhetik kombinieren. Schiffini-Küchen sind damit ideal für den Alltag geeignet und lassen die Grenzen zwischen Wohnen, Kochen und Essen mit einer raffinierten Eleganz verschwinden.

Alfredo Häberli

Alfredo Häberli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1964. He moved to Switzerland in 1977. Today, he is an internationally established designer based in Zürich. His work and designs combine tradition with innovation, joy with energy, essentiality with function. The products he designed for Alias, BD Barcelona, Camper, Georg Jensen, Iittala, Kvadrat, Luceplan, Moroso and Vitra prove evidence of this.
Alfredo Häberli’s collaboration with Schiffini gave rise to the design of the Mesa kitchen, at the basis of which is the experience of his childhood. The vision of his kitchen breaks with the aseptic forms featured in interior design magazines and showrooms and takes shape in a workshop-like kitchen, a space where people can really cook and live. In other words, a kitchen as the soul of the home.
Alfredo Häberli's design works have been shown at numerous exhibitions and have won him many international awards.

Vico Magistretti

Vico Magistretti graduated from Milan Polytechnic University with a degree in Architecture in 1945.
Already in 1956 he was one of the founding members of the ADI, the Association of Industrial Design.
Magistretti’s attention to the issues of housing and living led him to be one of the chief protagonists of design in the 1960s and 1970s.
Combining the principles of architecture with industrial design, Magistretti designed a series of objects and furniture which made history, such as the “Eclisse” lamp (1966), the “Maralunga” armchair (1973) and the “Atollo” lamp (1977), for which he won the “Compasso d’Oro” award.
His work as a designer received increasing appreciation and, among the several awards, he was given a golden medal by SIAD (Society of Industrial Artists and Designers) and was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in London. He held conferences and lectures in Europe, Japan and United States.
In 1997, the “Salone del Mobile” of Milan dedicated to him a special monographic exhibition, alongside another exhibition dedicated to Gio Ponti.
In 2003, the Schiffini Foundation organized an exclusive exhibition entitled “Vico Magistretti. Design from the 1950s till today”, opened in Palazzo Ducale of Genoa. That same year Magistretti became a member of the Scientific Committee of Milan Polytechnic Foundation.
His last design works were displayed at “Salone del Mobile” in 2008, two years after his death.
Magistretti’s design pieces are housed in the permanent collection of MoMa in New York and in major museums in America and Europe.

Giuliano Giaroli

Giuliano Giaroli set up his studio in 1985. Interior design and renovation were his prevailing activities at that time. His furnishing settings are strongly chacterized by elements of his own design. The close collaboration with Schiffini began in 2003 when he designed for the company some ranges of kitchen and complements. At present he coordinates worldwide the image of the company in its single-brand showrooms.

Alfonso Arosio

Alfonso Arosio graduated in Industrial Design and Interior Design from Milan Polytechnic University. In 1992 he started collaborating with Cappellini, where he was in charge of Executive Marketing. Thanks to this experience, he acquired know-how in interior design, corporate identity and public relations, and co-ordinated Cappellini showrooms’ image worldwide. His collaboration with Schiffini as a consultant dates back to some years ago. Alfonso Arosio is master of engineering at the IED in Milan and is currently developing projects for furnishing companies, interior design showrooms and exhibition stands, in Italy and abroad, as well as interior design projects for dwellings and public premises.