Claudio Bellini

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Claudio Bellini (born 1963) is an Italian-born architect and designer based in Milan. His activities range from architecture and urban planning to product and furniture design for Italian and international companies including Poltrona Frau, Walter Knoll, Samsung, Vitra, Flou (Company), etc.

Biography[edit]

In 1990 he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano where he received a Degree in Architecture and Industrial Design. Immediately after his studies, he started to work very close with his father in Mario Bellini Associates where he embarked on a series of international experiences, taking part in research projects in the fields of industrial, architecture and furniture design. In 1998 Claudio Bellini introduces a completely new vision in the contemporary office landscape with his revolutionary design of TW collection for Frezza. His expertise in office furniture as well as his collaboration with well-known international companies (Steelcase, Vitra, Haworth, Tecno, etc.) make him one of the most influential designers today.

In 1996 along with his father he founded the Atelier Bellini where he has been engaged in architectural projects, product and furniture design both in Italy and abroad and he participated in numerous architecture competitions.

In 2003 he became art director for Barazzoni and he turned the company into one of the most successful companies in Italy in the sector of kitchen tools.

In 2006 Bellini founded the Claudio Bellini Design+Design where he mostly contacts technological research and studies on the potential use of new materials. He designs products and furniture for leading Italian and international companies (Agape, Artemide, Caimi Brevetti, Casamania,[1] Castaldi, De Sede, Driade,[2] Fiam, Flou, Fiat, Frezza, Poltrona Frau,[3] Natuzzi, Samsung, Schiavello, Serralunga, Steelcase, Vitra (furniture),[4] Walter Knoll,[5] Gebrüder Thonet,[6] Mascagni,[7] JCDecaux, Plank, Tecno,Buttler Gum and iGuzzini among others).

It has to be mentioned his work for Natuzzi as a furniture designer, and to develop the company research for the point of purchase methodology (POP), and their concept stores, showrooms and exhibition spaces.

Since 2005 he has held lectures and conferences in Design and Furniture Design in Genoa Polytechnic and all over the world (Design Summit - Round table, Hong Kong 2007, ICE conference, etc.) and his work has been extensively published. He has won many prizes, among which the Red Dot and iF product design award. He has been also selected for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008).[8]

Claudio Bellini Design+Design has been selected by the Spanish magazine El País as one of the ten most creative European design studios (Diez en diseno europeo, in El País Semanal (Spain), April 2007, pp. 22).

Architecture[9][edit]

Giordano Torresi Milan store - Giordano Torresi (Milan, Italy) 2011
Villa Oro - Private Villa, Private client (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy) 2010
Stand Orgatec - Trade fair stand, De Sede AG (Switzerland) 2008
Microsoft Italian Headquarters - Italian Headquarters for Microsoft, Aurora Properties (Italy) 2006
Bus Shelter - Bus shelter range for Cannes, JCDecaux SA (France) 2006
Tempesta di luce - Light installation, Comune di Palermo (Italy) 2005
Nail Salon - Nail salon in Daykaniama area Tokyo, Tout Soleil (Japan) 2005
Telecom Italia flagstore - Competition for new design direction of Telecom Italia stores in Italy, Telecom Italia (Italy) 2005
Landmark Tower / U2 Recording Studio - Offices and Recording studio. International competition, Dublin Dockland Development Authority (Ireland) 2003
Offices, Woman Management Agency (Italy)2003
Great Egyptian Museum - Egyptian history Museum, in collaboration with Mario Bellini Architect(s), City of Cairo (Egypt) 2002
Zollverein Design School - New university site in collaboration with Mario Bellini Architect(s), Zollverein School of management and design (Germany) 2002
Divani & Divani Bari - Furniture shop / showroom, Natuzzi Spa (Italy) 2002
Natuzzi Milano - Trade fair showroom, Natuzzi Spa (Italy) 2002
Natuzzi Cologne - Trade fare showroom, Natuzzi Spa (Italy) 2002
Cultural and Administrative Complex of Montreal - Parliament offices, Montreal Opera, public galleries. International competition, Société immobilière Québec (Canada) 2002
Villa Abu Dhabi - Private villa, Mario Bellini Architect(s) Project team leader, Private client (United Arab Emirate) 2001
Natuzzi Santeramo - Furniture shop / showroom, Natuzzi Spa (Italy) 2001
Telephone booth - Public telephone booth, JCDecaux SA (France) 1998
Goshikidai Marine Resort Complex - Marina & tourist resort, Mario Bellini Architect(s) Project team member
Nichii Co. Ltd. (Japan) 1992

Design[10][edit]

Blom Collection[11] - Indoor/outdoor furniture collection, Schiavello (Australia) 2011
CB chair[12] - multipurpose chair, Caimi Brevetti (Italy) 2011
Concept 2[13] - dining table, Riva1920 (Italy) 2011
HD-10[14] - Managerial and operative office system, Ersa (Turkey) 2011
My White collection[15] - bathroom furniture, Saturn Bath (Korea) 2011
Iron[16] - operative office system, Doimo Cityline (Italy) 2011
Natuzzi collection[17] - domestic furniture,(Italy) 2011
Venice[18] - console, Riva 1920 (Italy) 2010
Ega[19] - office task chair, Sidiz (Korea) 2010
1580[20] - dining table, Thonet (Germany) 2010
OP[21] - Operative office system, Mascagni (Italy) 2010
DR[22] - Executive office furniture, Frezza Spa (Italy) 2010
Amelie[23] - Fully Upholstered Leather Chair, Poltrona Frau (Italy) 2010
Silicon Pro[24] - Cooking pot range, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2010
Shark[25] - Cooking pot range, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2010
Urban[26] - Rotation moulded shelving module, Casamania (Italy) 2009
CB 808[27] - Visitor/conference chair collection, IB Office (Italy) 2009
Gio[28] - Fully upholstered chair range,Walter Knoll (Germany) 2008
Bellini Hour[29] - Family of modular indoor and outdoor sofas, Serralunga (Italy) 2008
Logic - Operative office furniture range, LAS (Italy) 2008
Mast[30] - Executive office furniture, Mascagni (Italy) 2008
Play[31] - Cooking pot range, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2008
My Pot[32] - Cooking pot range, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2008
Moon[33] - Tray range, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2008
My Lady Utensils[34] - Set of utensils, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2008
La Fenice[35] - Cooking pot range, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2008
Boheme[36] - Cooking pot range, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2008
Sky[37] - Door Handle, Olivari (Italy) 2007
DS-717[38] - Upholstered furniture range, De Sede AG (Switzerland) 2007
Tiramisù - Massage sofa, Francebed (Japan) 2006
Headline[39] (With Mario Bellini) - Office task chair, Vitra International AG (Germany) 2006
Swing[40] - Clothes hanger and bin, Caimi Brevetti (Italy) 2006
Rock - Curved glass table, Fiam Italia (Italy) 2006
Frac[41] - Upholstered arm chair, Driade Spa (Italy) 2006
My Lady Titanium[42] - Titanium cooking pot range, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2006
Butterfly[43] - Cooking Pot Set, Barazzoni Spa (Italy) 2006
Architecture & Mobility - Concept car, Fiat Auto Spa (Italy) 2005
Moby Dick - Bed, Flou (Company)[44] (Italy) 2005
Mon Ami - Fully Upholstered Leather Arm Chair, PLANK (Italy) 2005
Sweet & Sour - Fully Upholstered Leather Arm Chair, Driade Spa (Italy) 2005
Air[45] - Shelving system, Caimi Brevetti (Italy) 2005
B.O.S - Office Furniture Range, Frezza Spa (Italy) 2005
Plasma Support and Accessories, JVC (Japan) 2004
Onfalós (With Dario Bellini) - The non-barbecue, Smartech Italia (Italy) 2004
Motus - Plafoniera di emergenza e segnalazione, iGuzzini (Italy) 2003
DS 6 - Sofa range, De Sede AG (Switzerland) 2003
Lara - Home Office Chair, Ycami Spa (Italy) 2003
Mod. 2174 - Sofa range, Natuzzi Spa (Italy) 2003
Electrical Toothbrush, Sunstar/Butter Gum (Japan) 2003
Doge 32" (With Mario Bellini) - 32 inch Television, Brionvega (Italy) 2003
Conversa - Community chair, Interstuhl Büromöbel GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) 2002
Podio - Executive furniture, Haworth-Castelli (Italy) 2002
Scriba - Home office desk, Ycami Spa (Italy) 2002
DECT III - Digital cordless telephone, TELE2 (Sweden) 2002
OP LÀ - Sofa range, Hans Kaufeld (Germany) 2001
Ypsilon (With Mario Bellini) - Office task chair, Vitra International AG (Germany) 2001
Palmhouse (With Mario Bellini) - Kettle, Cherry Terrace Inc. (Japan) 2001
Iti - Suspended light, Artemide Spa (Italy) 2000
Bella - Suspended lighting system, Ing. Castaldi Illuminazione (Italy) 2000
Mod. 2013 - Sofa range, Natuzzi Spa (Italy) 2000
DS 460 - Sofa range, De Sede AG (Switzerland) 2000
Concept Car - Concept car, Fiat Auto Spa (Italy) 1999
Arco Bellini(With Mario Bellini) - Outdoor stacking chair, Heller Inc. (U.S.A.) 1998
TW Collection - Operative desking system, Frezza Spa (Italy) 1998
ABC - Office furniture, Forza furniture LTD (U.K.) 1998
Sinthesis 35 - Blood analyser, Instrumentation Laboratory (U.S.A.) 1996
Zanzibar - Contract spot lighting system, Artemide Spa (Italy) 1994
Extra Dry - Panel based office furniture system, Tecno Spa (Italy) 1993
Sogni Infranti - Vase Collection, Venini Spa (Italy) 1992

Awards[46][edit]

  • ADI Design Index
  • 2006 B.O.S., Frezza Spa, Italy
  • 2005 Onfalòs, Smartech Italia, Italy
  • 2004 Motus, iGuzzini, Italy
  • 2001 Ypsilon Chair, Vitra, Germany (Mentioned at IX Compasso d'oro)
  • 2000 Bella, Ing. Castaldi Illuminazione, Italy[47]

1998 TW Collection,Operative desking system,Frezza Spa (Italy)

Good Design Award
2010 DR Executive Office System, Frezza, Italy 2009 My Lady Utensilis, Barazzoni Spa, Italy[48]
2004 My lady, Barazzoni Spa, Italy[49]
2000 TW Collection, Frezza Spa, Italy

iF product design award
2011 1580 table, Thonet, Germany[50]
2010 Silicon Pro, Barazzoni, Italy[51]
2010 Moon, Barazzoni spa, Italy[52]
2006 Butterfly Cooking Pot rang, Barazzoni Spa, Italy[53]
2004 plasma Support and accessories, JVC, Japan
2004 Motus, iGuzzini, Italy

Red Dot
2010 Moon, Barazzoni Spa, Italy[54]
2009 Gio, Walter Knoll, Germany [55]
2004 My Lady, Barazzoni Spa, Italy[56]
2002 Ypsilon Chair, Vitra International AG, Germany
2000 Iti, Artemide, Italy

Designpreis
2006 My Lady, Barazzoni Spa, Italy[57]

Good Design G-Mark
2001 Ypsilon Chair, Vitra, Germany
2002 Palmhouse, Cherry terrace, Japan

Gio - Gold Industrieel Ontwerp
2001 Conversa, Iterstuhl Buromobel GmbH&Co
1996 Extra Dry, Marcatrè, Italy

Design Plus Award by Messe Frankfurt
2000 BELLA, Ing. Castaldi Illuminazione, Italy [58]

Best of Neocon Award
2010 DR Executive Office System, Frezza, Italy 2001 TW Collection, Frezza Spa, Italy (Editor's Choice Award)

I.D. Magazine Award
2001 Ypsilon Chair, Vitra, Germany (Best of Category)
2001 Bella, Ing. Castaldi Illuminazione, Italy (Honourable mention)

American Furniture Award by Home magazine
2001 Mod. 2013, Natuzzi, Italy

Biennale of Ljubljana
2002 Scriba, Ycami Spa, Italy
2002 DECT III, Tele 2, Sweden

Lights of the Future
2000 Bella, Ing. Castaldi Illuminazione, Italy

Design Center Stuttgart
2006 Headline, Vitra International GmbH, Germany

Exhibitions[edit]

Pure White - Sedie alla ribalta, Triennale museum, Milan 2011
La mano del designer, FAI, Milan 2010
Cow parade, Milan 2007
The shape of values. Ten designers interpret the Tuscan house, New York 2005 Riqualificazione Galleria Passaggio Duomo, Triennale di Architettura, Milano 1986

Publications[edit]

•Istanbul'da Yakaladik; tasarimici mimar Claudio Bellini - Home Art Design, June 2010 [1]
•Fulfilment of Function, but Also Achieving a Higher Level - September 2009 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.casamania.it/it/designers/designers_dettaglio.php?des=43&lng=it
  2. ^ http://www.driade.com/home.php?idT=2&idST=0&mS=true&mSup=designers&designSel=1&designID=67&ricerca=true
  3. ^ http://www.poltronafrau.com/portal/page/portal/UI/webpages/poltronafrau/designer/detail?p=id:526389
  4. ^ http://www.vitra.com/en-it/designers/claudio-bellini/
  5. ^ http://www.walterknoll.de/en/2171.htm
  6. ^ http://www.thonet.de/index.php?option=com_designer&did=35&lang=en&task=details
  7. ^ http://www.mascagni.it/ufficio/claudio-bellini_ita.php
  8. ^ http://www.mariobellini.com/atelierbellini/?a=1&b=3&view=1&start=0
  9. ^ http://www.claudiobellini.com/index.php/product/1226677822
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  12. ^ http://www.caimi.com/news-products?id=860&prod=cb-chair
  13. ^ http://www.riva1920.it/it/prodotti/claudio-bellini/concept-2/
  14. ^ http://www.ersaoffice.com/#Products
  15. ^ http://www.saturn.co.kr/
  16. ^ http://www.doimocityline.com/
  17. ^ http://www.natuzzi.com/
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  19. ^ http://www.designerpages.com/products/manufacturer/sidiz
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  21. ^ http://www.mascagni.it/ufficio/scheda_ita.php?IdProdotto=5
  22. ^ http://www.frezza.com/
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  27. ^ http://www.iboffice.com/
  28. ^ http://www.walterknoll.de/en/1982.htm
  29. ^ http://www.voltexdesign.com/bellini-hour-double-sofa-with-two-arms-serralunga-pid3158.htm
  30. ^ http://www.mascagni.it/ufficio/scheda_ita.php?IdProdotto=35
  31. ^ http://www.barazzoni.it/
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  38. ^ http://www.desede.com/en/home-sector/collection/chairs/ds-717/
  39. ^ http://www.vitra.com/en-it/office/products/headline/overview/
  40. ^ http://www.caimi.com/portal/products/products_details.php?id=119&img=473
  41. ^ http://www.driade.com/home.php?idT=0&home=true&idST=0&I=1
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  44. ^ http://www.flou.it Official Flou website
  45. ^ http://www.caimi.com/portal/products/products_details.php?id=4&img=554
  46. ^ http://www.claudiobellini.com/index.php/awards
  47. ^ http://www.stylepark.com/it/ing-castaldi-illuminazione/bellas
  48. ^ http://www.barazzoni.it/
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External links[edit]

  • Claudio Bellini Design+Design [3]
  • Lezioni di Design [4]
  • Poltrona Frau [5]
  • Vitra [6]
  • Walter Knoll [7]
  • Thonet [8]
  • Barazzoni [9]
  • Mascagni [10]
  • Driade [11]
  • iGuzzini [12]
  • Artemide [13]
  • Task chair presentation for SIDIZ [14]