Do these look familiar to you? Of course, they are everyday fixtures.
|Design Italiano 2000 series. The maxicard and stamp was sent to me by my favourite Italian sisters who collect stamps and postcards. The stamp is part of the six-Design Italiano series printed in 2000, featuring furniture and furnishings.|
Every year there is a huge furniture fair held in Milan, Italy. It is considered to be the biggest in the design-calendar where thousands of designers and visitors eagerly await to buy and sell furniture and to keep abreast of the latest and hottest trends.
All the six stamps in this series depict most famous pieces in Italy.
On this particular stamp, you will see:
Top, left: Fourline chair by Marco Zanuso for Arflex, 1964; steel frame, lightly padded seat and back.
Right: 4825 stool by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell, 1979.
Bottom, middle: Name unknown tableware (perhaps an icebucket?) by Bruno Munari.
Bottom, left: Tolomeo lamp by Michele de Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide, 1986.
Here is an article by Justin McGuirk in the Guardian.co.uk; he observes a situation unique to the Italian furniture design industry.