The Transparent Factory
Tonelli Design, Italian manufacturer of glass furniture.
After his frst encounter with Tonelli, back in 1988, Isao Hosoe wrote to his master, Shiro Kuramata, who at the time was experimenting with acrylic glue, to discuss about this solid and durable handicraft technique. 25 years later, the technique has remained faithful to its origins. Now this publication – edited by Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi from the Tassinari/Vetta design offce – celebrates this important anniversary recounting the days of the experimental process that led to the foundation of the company, whilst
investigating and refecting on the visual, graphic, and conceptual qualities of glass, all with an
eye to the future.
At MIES Gallery in Modena, in the event FestivalFilosofia, has been presented the exhibition "Il segno della croce", curated by Marco Nardini and Umberto Zampini.
Emilio Nanni has realized for the exhibition an installation consisting of two crosses, one of this is
realized in crystal made by Tonelli design.
Here are the new items 2013 we presented at the recent International Furniture Fair in Milan:
The high table Claro designed by Calvi - Brambilla,
The low table Veer by karim Rashid,
the mirrors Tag and Vu respectively designed by
Itamar Harari and Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni,
the low tables Bakkarat by D'Urbino - Lomazzi and
Lumetto by Leonardi - Marinelli the office furniture
Server and Penrose respectively by Luigi Trenti and Ing.Isao Hosoe in co-operation with Lucia Fontana and Masaya Hashimoto and the library Liber by arch.Papini