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Spazio by BBPR

Spazio by BBPR

Product: Spazio Desk with Desk Lamp

Designer: BBPR

Manufacturer: Olivetti

Release date: 1962

A collectors table designed by the „workshop of modernity“: BBPR’s ‚Spazio‘ desk. Banfi, Belgiojoso, Peressutti and Rogers (BBPR) were graduates of the Milan Polytechnic and are among the most important representatives of Italian rationalism of the 1930s.

BBPR is considered one of the first architectural firms to operate fundamentally as a collective, placing joint creative achievement above the emphasis on individual contributions: „Every idea is always our idea“ – a very sixties attitude. Important team projects were, e.g., the Torre Velasca in Milan, the Italian Pavilion at Expo ’58 in Brussels and a whole range of functional furniture designs.

Such as chairs for Arflex, lamps for Artemide and of course the famous „Spazio“ office furniture series for the Olivetti synthesis company, winning the 1962 Golden Compass award (and also part of the renowned MoMA Design Collection, New York).

The unique design of the whole ‚Spazio‘ system with detachable legs and adjustable feet shows BBPR’s emphasis on functionality. The modular usage possibilities were ideally suited for the then-new large open-space offices.

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