Danese 1957-1991. Un paradigma del design senza tempo digital
formato: Articolo | ARTE LOMBARDA - 2011 - 1-2
Among the historic Italian design factories, Danese stood out for being, more than others, an experimental laboratory for design projecting. Bruno Danese and his wife Jacqueline Vodoz gave life not just to a business, but more importantly to an "editor" which interpreted the production of objects as a cultural operation. Even if such a story would be impossible today, Danese provided us with an original operational model, several aspects of which make it as lively as it has ever been: for instance, the determination in pursuing an integration of art and design, and the opening of new possibilities of development for contemporary crafts. These choices anticipated tendencies such as the "New Handicraft" as it has emerged since the Eighties, or the very recent phenomenon of the Small Editions and other industrial design companies that frequently use craftsman-like system of production, or even the modern object galleries interested in limited edition series and unique articles of design.