Carlo Bimbi

Carlo Bimbi
Freedom and trust. CARLO BIMBI

Carlo Bimbi ist seit vierzig Jahren im Bereich des Design tätig, wobei er sich mit Meisterschaft zwischen Logik und Kreativität bewegt. Seine intelligente Begeisterung hat ihn zur Zusammenarbeit mit Nizzoli Associati, Gianni Ferrara und Nilo Gioacchini geführt – die bereits Ende der 60er Jahre begann – und zur Schaffung des Studios Internotredici, mit dem er zu den Protagonisten von Italy gehörte: The New Domestic Landscape im MoMA von New York. Carlo Bimbi entwarf und entwirft für Arketipo, Guzzini, Ciatti, B&B Italia, Zucchetti Rubinetterie. Für Segis entwarf er den Stuhl Enrico, der Gewinner des Roscoe-Awards war, und Blitz, der 1998 sowohl den Red Dot als den iF Award errang.Er war Dozent für Entwurf am Kunstinstitut und I.S.I.A. in Florenz und übt derzeit eine didaktische Tätigkeit im Rahmen der Universitätsausbildung für Industrielles Design an der Fakultät für Architektur in der gleichen Stadt aus.

Carlo Bimbi was able to combining important and consolidated materials from tradition to qualify the product and make it original and almost inimitable.

“I can’t quite remember how I heard about Arketipo, or when it was precisely that I started working for them, but what I do recall was that a fellow designer Adriano Piazzesi, he urged me to design armchairs and under-tables, that’s where I began to see, the Arketipo way.”

“In the midst of the boom in furnishing fabrics, we were looking for a product that, going against the tide, could live on its own well-defined image in which the covering was in subordination.”

«Inspiration can be a legacy, Triclinium inspires»

Art & design Arketipo Firenze

Preliminary studies for Triclinium sofa ( 1986 ), design by C. Bimbi

design sofa for Arketipo Firenze

Triclinium, sofa 1986 design by C.Bimbi

Triclinium sofa has the unique vision of an Arketipo design; one that combines materials and functions, one that understands that a room should be lived in and equally admired.

Seat depths alternate, large shelves surround the entire system and the choice of materials like marble for, said shelves and wood for the framing system make it a juxtaposition of hard and soft yet, equally fluffy.

If Triclinium represents the anti-classic, Bimbi’s other stand out design represents the classical. Accademia is a romantic vision that pushed creative freedom and trust.

This is what Carlo Bimbi brings with his designs, something that tests the natural emotions to convey something bigger and deeper.

«I looked to the past, interpreted with contemporary materials and with the spirit of italian rationalism»

Accademia, sofa 1986 design by C.Bimbi