Carlo Bimbi

Carlo Bimbi
Freedom and trust. CARLO BIMBI

Carlo Bimbi trabaja en el diseño desde hace cuarenta años moviéndose con maestría entre la lógica y la creatividad. Su inteligente pasión lo ha llevado de las colaboraciones iniciadas a finales de los años 60 – con Nizzoli Associati, Gianni Ferrara y Nilo Gioacchini – a dar vida al estudio Internotredici, con el cual ha estado entre los protagonistas de Italy: The New Domestic Landscape en el MoMA de Nueva York. Carlo Bimbi ha proyectado y proyecta para Arketipo, Guzzini, Ciatti, B&B Italia y Zucchetti Rubinetterie. Para Segis ha diseñado la silla Enrico, ganadora de Roscoe-Awards, y Blitz, que consiguió en 1998 tanto el Red Dot como el iF Award. Ha sido profesor de Proyectación en el Instituto de arte y en el I.S.I.A de Florencia, actualmente desarrolla su actividad didáctica en el Curso de Licenciatura de Diseño Industrial de la Facultad de Arquitectura de la misma ciudad.

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