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LIVIO BALLABIO IS AN ARCHITECT WITH A DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN TAKEN AT POLITECNICO DI MILANO WITH RAFFAELLA CRESPI, KNOWN AS “THE CUSTODIAN OF THE ITALIAN DESIGN”. WITH HER, HE HAS ALSO COLLABORATED IN THE ACADEMIC SPHERE.

 

SON OF FURNITURE MAKERS, LIVIO BALLABIO HAS GROWN INFLUENCED BY THE PLEASURE OF FURNITURE, WHILE EXPERIMENTATION HAS ALWAYS AFFECTED HIS WAY OF BEING. AT THE START OF HIS CAREER HE ESTABLISHED DIFFERENT PARTNERSHIP, BOTH IN THE ACADEMIC FIELD AND IN THE MANUFACTURING FIELD, AMONG WHICH THE ONE WITH CAPPELLINI INTERNATIONAL AND THE ONE WITH MONDO SRL. TODAY.

 

HE IS CEO AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FURNITURE COMPANIES. FOLLOWING HIS OWN VERSATILITY, ECLECTICISM AND INFLUENCES, HE HAS MADE AMBITIOUS ATTEMPTS IN VARIOUS FURNITURE FIELDS, ALWAYS TRYING TO GO BEYOND CONVENTIONS AND THE USUAL MODUS OPERANDI.

 

MORE THAN A HUNDRED PROFESSIONALS WORK FOR AND WITH LIVIO BALLABIO; THEY COME FROM DIFFERENT WORLDS: DECORATION, SCULPTURE, DESIGN, CRAFTSMANSHIP.

 

LATELY HE HAS GONE ONE STEP FURTHER STARTING AN ARTISTIC DIALOG WITH DESIGNERS FROM A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLD: THE WORLD OF FASHION. THE EXCHANGE HAS RESULTED IN POWERFUL COLLABORATIONS WITH ETRO, GIANFRANCO FERRÉ AND ROBERTO CAVALLI.

 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE JCP PROJECT, ANOTHER CHALLENGE WITH THE AIM OF GOING BEYOND WHAT TODAY IS INADEQUATELY CALLED “THE WORLD OF DESIGN”.

 

 

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