ButterflyDesigned by Mauro Lipparini 2005
The design of Butterfly armchair plays on the combination of the shapes and materials that compose it.
He graduated in 1980 at the University of Florence’s Department of Architecture, where he has also been a lecturer. A leader and innovator in the style that has been called “natural minimalism”, Lipparini is a winner of the Young & Design Milano (Italy 1987) and International Du Pont Award Köln (Germany 1988 and 1989), both international design competitions. Lipparini’s extensive work in the field of industrial design includes home and office furnishings, textiles and other products, created for a host of renowned European and Japanese firms. In the realms of architecture and interior design, Lipparini has primarily concentrated on residential and commercial housing, realizing projects for corporate Headquarters, showrooms, shops, restaurants and exposition installations.
Lipparini also provides cutting-edge corporate identity construction services, including graphic design, editorial, full-scale production and product application. Lipparini’s style, rooted in the spare forms and clear, powerful lines, that are the hallmarks of minimalism, is imbued with a spirit of joy, a buoyant sense of pleasure and possibility. Freely employing bold colors, organic textures, imaginative visual concepts, Lipparini broadens the palette of minimalism, conveying the immediacy and strength of the aesthetic into a new era.