Robby Cantarutti

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Robby Cantarutti
Robby Cantarutti - Italian Architect and Designer
Born (1966-06-17) 17 June 1966 (age 54)
OccupationArchitect, Designer
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Francesca Petricich
ChildrenGaia, Elena

Robby Cantarutti (born 17 June 1966) is an Italian architect and industrial designer from Venice and the best known practitioner of Italian Rationalism.

Cantarutti's works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Friuli Venezia Giulia, including his Cabin at the River, where he lives with his family.

chairs and table by Robby Cantarutti

Cantarutti's work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture and nature. Cantarutti considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture such crafts as wood, clear glass and raw ironwork. He also introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as natural aging by atmospheric conditions.


Under the influence of Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, Cantarutti transcended mainstream Rationalism, culminating in an organic style inspired by natural materials. Cantarutti's work enjoys global popularity and continuing admiration and study by architects. His masterpiece, the Cabin at the River was also substance of the film “Cabin at the River” directed by Silvia Zeitlinger and was awarded with the Green LEAF Award 2015 for Best Single House Architecture 2015. It is the most-photographed and filmed private building in Italy. Leading life style companies like Illy, Knoll use the Cabin as a filming location for their promotion work.


Cantarutti´s Industrial Design is distributed by the companies Vibia and Fast all over the world.

Architecture work[edit]

Clinic in Udine -Friuli Venezia Giulia -architect Robby Cantarutti
Clinic in Udine - Friuli Venezia Giulia - architect Robby Cantarutti

Design work[edit]

  • Chair Lachaise for ETA spa 1995
  • Poltroncina Spock for ETA spa 1995
  • Sedia Bauhaus Collection for Natison Chair 1996
  • Chair Pocket per Arrmet 1997
  • Chair Orbit per Sintesi 2002
  • Sgabello Ginger per Sintesi 2002
  • Chair Gaia per Airnova 2003
  • Libreria funcube per natison sedia 2003
  • Chair Jo per Arrmet 2004
  • Poltrona Maxo per Arrmet 2004
  • Chair Exyte per jds 2006
  • Chair Brillant per Figurae 2006
  • Sgabello Estro per Alea Office 2006
  • Kanapee Alma Alea Office 2006
  • Liberia Code for Sintesi 2007
  • Chair Forest for fast spa 2010
  • Chair Elena per tramo 2010
  • Lampada Samurai per vibia 2011
  • Lampada Infinity per Vibia 2011
  • Chair Niwa per fast spa 2015
  • marquee da sole Domea per bat 2016
  • marquee Qubica per ke 2016
  • Remote control for marquee 2016

Awards Design[edit]

  • 1996 - award top ten (promosedia ) for chair chaise
  • 1997 - award top ten (promosedia ) for “Bauhaus” collection
  • 2002 - award top ten (promosedia ) for chair “ orbit “
  • 2003 - award catas per la sedia innovativa e affidabile con lo sgabello “ginger”
  • 2007 - gold medal at the competition Neocon Chicago con la sedia “elena”
  • 2007 - segnalazione al premio delta Spagna con la sedia “elena”
  • 2011 - award red dot germania con sedia “forest”
  • 2011 - award Asiad Usa with the chair “forest”
  • 2017 - award trophies[check spelling] Francia with marquee “qubica”
  • 2017 - European Product Design Award
  • 2017 - A´Design Award&Competition for Filoferru Outdoor Chair in Furniture, Homeware Design Category, 2016 - 2017
MantaChair designed by Robby Cantarutti
MantaChair designed by Robby Cantarutti


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