Carlo Bimbi

Carlo Bimbi
Freedom and trust. CARLO BIMBI

Carlo Bimbi oeuvre dans le design depuis quarante années en se déplaçant avec grande habilité entre la logique et la créativité. Sa passion intelligente l’a porté depuis les collaborations commencées à la fin des années 60, avec Nizzoli Associati, Gianni Ferrara et Nilo Gioacchini, jusqu’à donner vie au cabinet Internotredici, avec lequel il a été parmi les protagonistes d’Italy: The New Domestic Landscape au MoMA de New York. Carlo Bimbi a conçu et conçoit encore pour Arketipo, Guzzini, Ciatti, B&B Italia, Zucchetti Rubinetterie. Pour Segis, il a conçu la chaise Enrico, gagnante du Roscoe-Awards, et Blitz, qui s’est adjugée en 1998 aussi bien le Red Dot que l’iF Award. Il a été professeur à l’Institut d’Art et I.S.I.A. de Florence et il exerce présentement des activités didactiques au Cours de maîtrise de design industriel de la Faculté d’Architecture de ladite ville.

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