Bookcase model “Lb2”
Manufactured by Misura Emme
Black painted steel, wood shelves, chrome details
32 cm x 110 cm x 240 height cm
12,6 in x 43,3 in x 94,5 height in
Private collection, Italy
Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000, Volume I, Umberto Allemandi & C, 2003, p. 42. Giulana Gramina, Repertorio 1950-1980, Arnoldo Mondadori, 1985, p. 92
"Alla XI Triennale di Milano," Domus, no. 337, December 1957, p. 20 Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 92 Andrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi, eds., Il Design Italiano Degli Anni ’50, Milan, 1985, p. 123, fig. 377
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 decora- tive 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.