the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
 

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience

from a small town in northern italy, GHIDINI1961 is forging a brass revolution. the boutique brand has been carefully perfecting the creation process of brass furniture for decades, and expertly polishing their craft. with a philosophy focused on developing livable art — inspired by the desire to bring the essence of italian artistry into life — GHIDINI1961 presents furniture, lighting and accents to suit every ambience.

 

under the art direction of stefano giovannoni since 2016, GHIDINI1961 attracts collaborations with some of the most prominent figures in the creative industry. from living room seating to decorative accents and home complements, excellence in craftsmanship and a meticulous attention to detail are evident in every creation.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘katana’ sofa by paolo rizzatto

 

 

GHIDINI1961’s extensive brass collections are designed to make a statement, while harmonizing in any domestic space or interior setting. immersive compositions can be created by combining complementing pieces, each characterized by an innovative design, and both classical and playful shades — consistent with the nature of brass. an expression of history, expertise, and future-forward thinking, GHIDINI1961 brings thoughtfully-conceived and expertly-manufactured brass creations to the contemporary spotlight, across all aspects of the home.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
detail of the ‘katana’ sofa

 

 

livings rooms are enlivened by brass furniture creations such as the ‘katana’ armchair and sofa. designed by paolo rizzatto, the sofa bears an iconic and seductive shape that reinterprets the classic ‘chesterfield’ with renewed elegance. enveloping and comfortable, the ‘katana’ series perfects proportions with a height and width that support a relaxed sociability.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘zuan’ living cabinet by paolo rizzatto

 

 

in continued support of GHIDINI1961’s livable art philosophy, rizzatto has also designed the ‘zuan’ cabinet — an elegantly formed unit that boasts a slender structure and four, slim gilded metal legs. a central compartment is adorned with brass handles and refined with verde alpi marble shelves. the ‘zuan’ cabinet collection reinterprets and modernizes the classical chinese cabinets, and eighteenth-century english chests.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
detail of the ‘zuan’ living cabinet

 

 

completing the seating and storage are GHIDINI1961’s collection of tables, both for dining and decorative use. the ‘botany’ coffee table, designed by tomek rygalik, is a supreme piece of metal craft that possesses an intricate weaving of steel rods, creating a visually-stunning, three-dimensional ornament. the family of tables is defined by an elegant sophistication, and exceptional union of metal and glass.

 

meanwhile, the ‘flowers’ side tables by stefano giovannoni truly bring brass to life. available in a range of different heights, the minimalist design boasts a stylized, flower-shaped surface and a triptych of distinct elements resting on a circular foot that push a futuristic finish to its full potential.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘butterfly’ coatrack by richard hutten

 

 

luminaries made in brass bring a special sense of warmth to an interior space. in the design of the ‘dusk dawn’ floor lamp, josh and nick from branch creative blended two defining shapes: a soft shade, and a geometric, conical base. the element reveals an inner ‘spire’ of light when illuminated from a seemingly solid brass figure.

 

the campana brothers also interpret the ability of brass to produce exceptional light in the creation of their ‘jack fruit’ table lamp. two overlapping cylinders of polished brass bear thousands of ‘leaves’ seemingly bent by the wind, which adorn a large base made of either brass or rosewood. the perforated structure and the opening of the shade mimics the vision of light beaming through a dense tropical forest.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘single butterfly’ coat hanger by richard hutten

 

 

interior accents in brass present a unique opportunity to create significant spaces around the home. for the ‘sunset’ mirror, designer nika zupanc embodies refinement and detail with the creation of a round mirror surface sunk into the graphic embrace of two palm fronds. this wall-mounted declaration of a summer paradise works in tandem with her design of the ‘florida’ bowl , a sublime cast brass mass taking the form of an exquisite fruit bowl — a flamboyant crucible with a splash of wit and whimsy.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘single butterfly’ coat hanger by richard hutten

 

 

whimsy further abounds with a family of designs by richard hutten — the ‘butterfly’ coatrack and wall hangers. inspired by the many versions of butterflies imagined throughout the history of art, hutten designed the ‘butterfly’ pieces to be playful, elegant and functional.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘sunset’ mirror by nika zupanc

 

 

representing a design object of value to be passed on through generations, GHIDINI1961’s collections of extraordinary items of furniture and accessories for daily life exude the mantra, brass design for life. with a foundation firmly rooted in its history and manufacturing expertise, GHIDINI1961 also presents a future-forward vision — a creative revolution for brass as an adored, timeless, and perpetually prestigious material.

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘flowers’ coffee table by stefano giovannoni

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘florida’ bowl by nika zupanc

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘botany’ coffee table by tomek rygalik

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
detail of the ‘botany’ coffee table legs

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘jack fruit’ table lamp by the campana brothers

the brass revolution of GHIDINI1961: designing livable art for every ambience
‘jack fruit’ table lamp by the campana brothers

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    503,120 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    designboom magazine