DE GUSTIBUS: THE DESIGN MEMORABILIA ITALY COLLECTION

 

It's fitting that the first of DESIGN MEMORABILIA's collections celebrate contemporary Italian design, as George M. Beylerian, the firm's founder, launched his first business, the renowned design store Scarebaeus, to bring the "Italian Look" to New York in the 1960s. Beylerian has drawn upon experience and relationships spanning decades to develop the DESIGN MEMORABILIA ITALY collection.

 

Speaking to the theme of the 2015 World's Fair, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," DESIGN MEMORABILIA invited thirty-two Italian designers––among them Mario Bellini, Cini Boeri, Andrea Branzi, Aldo Cibic, Piero Lissoni, Federica Marangoni, Alberto Meda, Alessandro Mendini, Paola Navone, Tobia Scarpa, and Ettore Sottsass––to develop tabletop objects that embody the creative energy that we as human beings bring to the preparation and enjoyment of food. 

 

Bearing the red 'T' logo of La Trienniale di Milano, the prestigious museum of Italian contemporary design, the DESIGN MEMORABILIA ITALY collection presents a range of thirty-two fine utilitarian objects––plates, mugs, bowls, salt and pepper mills, an olive oil dispenser, a bottle opener, a vase, and other items.

Ordinary objects made beautiful

Hands Up - Bowl
Hands Up - Bowl

by Tobia Scarpa

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Three Squared Circle - Bowls
Three Squared Circle - Bowls

by Ettore Sottsass

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Squared Circle - Bowl
Squared Circle - Bowl

by Ettore Sottsass

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Trio Bud - Vases
Trio Bud - Vases

by Angelo Mangiarotti

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Girachille - Candle
Girachille - Candle

by Achille Castiglioni

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Icicle - Ice Bucket
Icicle - Ice Bucket

by Rodolfo Dordoni

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Dome - Candleholder
Dome - Candleholder

by Gianfranco Frattini

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Clip - Candle Holder
Clip - Candle Holder

by Michele De Lucchi

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Paesaggio Italiano - Set
Paesaggio Italiano - Set

by Aldo Cibic

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