Italian furniture design after 1945
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The aim of this study is to investigate the Italian furniture design from different aspects which has showed an incremental development and has gained an international success after the Second World War. Political, cultural and socio-economic impacts, technological developments and the materials that are used to create innovative designs are discussed in a historical perspective. Various factors that support its success; manufacturing firms, the designers, Milan furniture fairs and Triennials, periodicals and Composso D ’oro awards are analysed. The important design movements and leading designers of Italian furniture design are studied taking into consideration their philosophical and artistic concerns.