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Monica Armani

Monica Armani

Architect and designer Monica Armani was born in Trento. She currently divides her time between Trento and Milan.
She began her professional career working with her father, rationalist architect Marcello Armani, who passed on to her a passion for designing and planning, an attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for exploring new ideas.

In 1996, together with Luca Dallabetta, she began to create a very successful line of products: progetto 1, characterized by simple and innovative design and which established Monica Armani as a trademark in the world of contemporary design.
In 2005 the project was launched by B&B Italia and since then Monica Armani has worked for the most important international design firms in this sector, including B&B Italia, Boffi, Luceplan, Tribù, Snaidero, Gallotti e Radice, Molteni&C, Moroso, Effeti, Mutina, Teknion Studio, Poliform and Viccarbe.

Rigorous design, engineering innovation and give life to a unique and recognizable style. A continuous thread that binds the firm's work in all aspects of architecture, industrial design and interior decoration from design to art direction to corporate identity.
In the renovation of the ex-Cinema Excelsior in the center of Milan into a department store, the studio invented a new space, rearranging it in order to join seven levels, thus introducing a new type of space into this sector.

The exploration of both artificial and natural light also characterizes the work of the studio. One example is the installation-ceiling Clouds created for Gruppo Coin where the source of light is represented by a series of "clouds" that change chromatically. Another example is the more recent Silenzio for Luceplan with Kvadrat.

Retracing the steps of the great masters, Monica Armani has also chosen to work on temporary structures as a concrete response to the current need for sustainability.
In collaboration with GiPlanet Group spa, leading company in trade fair construction, Monica Armani has conceived TEMPO, a modular and configurable system for small, large pavilions and exhibition format. The latest examples are The Lounge, created for the Poltrona Frau Group and the Corriere della Sera house presented at Expo Milano 2015.

The rigor of geometry always inspires my projects, together with the need to free space from the burden of symbols. "Less is more", one of Mies van der Rohe's maxims, is how I identify myself. I believe that the work of cleaning a project, the "matching of details," or the search for a balance of all its apects, is an essential step for creating "spaces" that are contemporary and at the same time timeless.