Carlo Donati’s new mid-century collection references inspiring design concepts of the post-war period, that were marked by iconic personalities, like Gio Ponti and Franco Albini. Get inspired with us!
The renowned Italian designer combined forces Essential Home to create a memorable collection that combines style, high-quality material, fine craftsmanship techniques with a touch of history. Be inspired by Carlo Donati‘s unique ideas and get creative!
The new mid-century modern collection by Carlo Donati and Essential Home combines the best of both worlds, or in this case, inspirations. It is not only a tribute to the great Italian architecture and design legends but also a representation of Palm Springs’ mid-century modern architecture and design culture with its taste for bright colors and the typical upholstery with geometric patterns.
Carlo Donati was born in Zibello (Parma) in 1965 and studied architecture at the Politecnico of Milan where he graduated in 1992. Just like the mid-century modern brand‘s collections, his inspiring design projects are always complemented with a backup story that makes that product or project quite unique.
Inspired by the iconic modernist movement in architecture and design of the great 50s and 60s masters, these unique pieces are a fantastic way to add a touch of style and history to your decor. Each piece of “La Dolce Vita Collection” by Carlo Donati is named after an Italian great actor or director of the mid-century.
The modern Alvorada Palace and its unique facade were the kick-offs that Carlo Donati needed for coming up with the idea of Essential Home‘s Alberto Table. This unique building is the official residence of the President of Brazil and is located in the national capital of Brasília, on a peninsula at the margins of Paranoá Lake. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and built between 1957 and 1958 in the modernist style, the modern architecture design project is listed as a National Historic Heritage Site.
Completed in 1961, the Palazzo dell Esposizioni Internazionale del Lavoro, better known as Palazzo del Lavoro or Palazzo Nervi, is considered to be one of the most iconic architecture pieces in Italy. Located in the Nizza Millefonti district, at the southern gates of the city of Turin, the geometrical inspiration, which you can find in Carlo Donati‘s new lighting piece for Essential Home, truly represents the unique style of the renowned engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and the iconic architects Gio Ponti and Gino Covre.
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