IGNAZIO GARDELLA (1905-1999)
Pair of adjustable armchairs model “Digamma”
Manufactured by Gavina
Painted steel, brass, upholstery
71,5 cm x 88,5 cm x 85h cm
28,14 in x 34,84 in x 33,46h in
Giulio Carlo Argan, Ignazio Gardella, Milan, 1959, pp. 193, 198
‘A Milano, un nuovo negozio di mobili’, Domus, no. 392, July 1962, p. 13
‘Per chi deve scegliere mobili di serie’, Domus, no. 398, January 1963, p. d/96
Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 108
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity
Ignazio was a italian architect and designer, born into a family of architects. His long professional activity, which began before his graduation at the end of the 20’s with his father Arnaldo Gardella, produced an enormous quantity of projects and realizations and before the war they participated in several architectural competitions in collaboration with Luigi Vietti, to build “della casa del fascio”.
In 1947 started his activity in design. This year he found the Azucena Agency with Luigi Caccia Dominioni, the first that inaugurated Italian design production of high quality. Gardella designed primarily decorative furniture objects.
After the war, Gardella made many buildings who correspond mainly to the question of saving space. He also had an important role in education, teaching in the IUAV until his death 1975.