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Carlo De Carli

Milan, Italy (1910-1999)

Born in Milan, Carlo De Carli (1910 – 1999) grad­u­ated in 1934 in archi­tec­ture from the Poly­tech­nic Univer­sity of Milan, worked for a year in the studio of Gio Ponti and took over the chair in inte­rior archi­tec­ture, furni­ture and deco­ra­tion from him in 1962. Curator of the X and XI Milan Trien­nale, he was head of the archi­tec­ture faculty from 1965 to 1968. Editor of the maga­zine Interni from 1967 to 1971. Design, research, teach­ing and promo­tion were the areas of action of his work, carried out with a broad commu­nal­ity of think­ing and focused on people and the social and produc­tion context in which they operate. For De Carli the atti­tude behind the design of a house or of a chair does not change: I love any form of archi­tec­ture, provided it’s researched, tested and essen­tial (…) furni­ture too… I’ve designed a lot… it only seeks measure and not any effect… above all the measure that relates to the space of the home, in the sense of a tree” (Creativ­ità, 1973). 

Designs by Carlo De Carli (2)