Mauro Lipparini graduated in 1980 from the University of Florence’s Department of Architecture where he has also been a faculty member. A leader and innovator in the style that has been called “natural minimalism”, Lipparini is a winner of the Young & Design Milano (Italy 1987) and International Du Pont Award Köln (Germany 1988 and 1989) international design competitions. Lipparini’s extensive work in the field of industrial design includes home and office furnishings, textiles, and other products created for a host of renowned European and Japanese firms. In the realms of architecture and interior design, Lipparini has concentrated primarily on private and public housing, retail and wholesale showrooms, and exposition installations. Lipparini also provides cutting-edge corporate identity construction services including graphic design, editorial, fullscale production, and product application. Lipparini’s style, rooted in the spare forms and clear, powerful lines that are the hallmarks of minimalism, is imbued with a spirit of joy, a buoyant sense of pleasure and possibility. Freely employing bold colors, organic textures, imaginative visual concepts, Lipparini broadens the palette of minimalism, conveying the immediacy and strength of the aesthetic into a new era.
Everyone of his projects involves original and specific strategies, aesthetics, sensibilities, and functions, all in service of realizing the client’s goals.
“In my line of work, vitality is everything. One can exercise it alone or with a group of people; in working with Arketipo, I saw that it was essential that we find a way to harness that vitality together.”
“A mutual allegiance to design has to be at the center throughout the entire process, a symbiotic one built on knowledge sharing from initial conception to final product.”
“Jupiter reflects a deep devotion to craftsmanship, of classic standards of the handmade.”
Preliminary studies for Jupiter (2012) , design by M. Lipparini
Jupiter, armchair 2013 design by M. Lipparini
Jupiter reflects a deep devotion to craftsmanship, of classic standards of the handmade. Even as Jupiter makes an entirely contemporary statement, it is balanced with a recognition of the past. The effect is very much meant to be, again, timeless, as emphasized through its distinctive use of materials.
The architectural elements, nominally dissonant, come together to create a piece that is airy yet sturdy, dynamic yet stable.
Nash is an assertively graphic presence, even as it never overlooks comfort of use. Lightness and volumetric dynamism—a body resting in balance—physically translate a rigorous, geometric aesthetic that goes hand in hand with an evident emotional dimension.
The finish, the materials, the tailoring—they all serve the greater purpose of creating a balanced and cohesive expression.
“A new product that simultaneously demonstrates what design can and should be even as it bears the unmistakable mark of Arketipo.”