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Ghianda Fonds (early 20th century - early 21st century)

1. Gianfranco Frattini, tavolo Kyoto, 1974
2. Vico Magistretti, tavolo e sedia Pan, 1980
3. Pierluigi Ghianda nel suo laboratorio


Pierluigi Ghianda (1926 - 2015)

Owner of an important carpentry with an ancient family tradition in Brianza, Pierluigi Ghianda took over the company in 1960 when his father died. His long work that covers six decades, his production and his clients of the highest level mark him as one of the leading cabinetmakers of the last century. Ghianda was in fact an extraordinary connoisseur of wood and its secrets. Not a few of the masters of Italian and international design have used his expertise in creating prototypes for industrial production such as Gae Aulenti, Alberto Barokas, Mario Bellini, Max Bill, the Castiglioni brothers, Cini Boeri, Gianfranco and Emanuela Frattini, Hans Hollein , Vico Magistretti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Richard Sapper, Ettore Sottsass, Massimo and Lella Vignelli.

His creations have been exhibited at Moma in New York, at Palazzo Grassi, at the Musée d'Orsay, at the Milan Triennale, at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.

The fonds include over 130 pieces: furnishing accessories, prototypes, semi-finished products, work tools, drawings and company advertising and information material.

Donated to Historical Archives in July 2018.


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