Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Architect Paolo Piva (1950 - ) initially studied architecture under professor Tobia Scarpa in Venice and during his post-graduate studies at the "Corso superiore di Restauro" in Rome began to make a name for himself in the fields of architecture and industrial design in Italy, Austria and other countries. Since 1970 he has been co-operating with furniture companies Fama, B&B Italia, Giovannetti, Dada, Poliform, Bro's, Tetrad, Wittman, and De Sede He designed the B&B Italian factory at Misinto, the factories of Poliform at Arosio, Inverigo, Lurago, the new office buildings for Alvigin and the factory of Wittmann in Austria. In addition Piva accepted the invitation to take charge of the master class in industrial design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna as associate professor and later full professor.

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George sofa for B&B Italia (top)
Onda bed for Poliform (2nd)
Alta recliner for Wittman (3rd)
Alanda cocktail table with enameled armature for B&B Italia c1970s (4th)
Athos table for B&B Italia (bottom)

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