Good condition with slight signs of wear.
Alessandro Mendini (b. 1931)
After studying architecture at the Politecnico in Milano, Alessandro Mendini evolved to become one of the most prolific representatives of ‘Radical Design’. He was involved in the founding of the group Global Tools in 1973. Shortly after, he became a partner of Ettore Sottsass and Michele De Lucchi at the Studio Alchimia and co-founder of the Domus Academy in Milano in 1982. In 1989, he decided to set up his own studio together with his brother Francesco. Alessandro Mendini was also the editor in chief of different magazines. The concept of the Dutch Groninger Museum is his. Mendini also designed some Swatch watches in the early 1990s. The Amuleto lamp that he designed for Ramun was incorporated into the permanent exhibition of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.
Founded in 1939 by Aldo Tura the company made high effect furniture inspired by French Art Deco, which signature feature is the dyed parchment and goat leather finish.
Aldo Tura was one of the first designers to use natural parchment in his creations and today as in the past, the material is carefully selected and manufactured by the best craftsmen through a long and complex process. Tura's creations are best quality works, handmade in limited editions.
Aldo Tura cooperated with famous designers of his time such as Alessandro Mendini, Piero Fornasetti or Gio Ponti.
To this day, the company brings together traditional craftsmanship with Italian excellence and combines new ideas with classic aesthetic values. In particular, the treatment and coloring of the parchment have reached exclusivity and best quality. Style and technology, tradition and innovation, simplicity and refinement: Tura creates modern and versatile collections for exclusive projects in various sectors, whether it be kitchens and bathrooms for luxury houses and hotels, or the interior design of shops, yachts, airplanes and cars. Some of the most famous commissions for Tura were designing the Rolex Boutique and the Ritz Hotel in London, as well as the estates of Giorgio Armani and the royal family in Bahrain.