Born in 1938, Giorgetto Giugiaro is a famous Italian designer principally known for his remarkable work in the automobile industry. He has been presented with numerous honorary degrees and titles and is the founder of leading industries like Italdesign and Giugiaro Architettura. Founder of Giugiaro Architettura & Structures that is a leading architecture design and engineering office, the company offers leading-edge technology in its construction systems, holding special expertise in curtain walls and prefabrications.
Driven by creativity, excellence, and innovation, Giorgetto Giugiaro has carved for himself a name as an incredible contributor in the design of industrial products along with urban and architectural projects. Holding a portfolio of an abundance of projects in the automobile industry, the designer has tried his hand in multiple genres like lighting, furniture, material, modular elements, appliances, and more.
Here is a collection of 10 Products by Giorgetto Giugiaro that worked well enough to leave a mark:
1. Crono Nova
Made with 95% recycled high-strength sintered glass, these three-dimensional glass mosaic tiles offer a sophisticated and stylized wall covering. The concept involves a different angular inclination of the mosaics upon which varied light refractions create a dynamic effect of light and rhythm. With as many as about nine color variants, this quality product also stands acknowledged for its sustainability, optimized under raw material choice and production.
This product is available in a tile module size of 38mm X 38 mm or a sheet module size of 320mm x 320 mm. The intense, deep contrasting colors of these tiles surely behold the capacity to uplift the richness of any interior space.
2. Crono Pulsar
Another texture to its stunning sintered glass collection, these three-dimensional weave-form mosaic tiles are attributed to their color density and geometry. Available in about eleven color variants, these tiles with lustrous surface and tactility in their interweaving are fit to adorn the walls of any residential or public project.
Mounted on a fiber-glass mesh without any visible gaps or joints, their seamless texture enhances the essence of the material through harmonious and dynamic integrations. Manufactured by Mosaico+ these are available in tile sizes of 21.5 mm X 10.5 mm and a Sheet/Module size of 312mm X 312 mm.
3. Lausanne Cathedral’s Organ
What stands today as one of the prime attractions in Switzerland, the instrument cum art installation featuring 7000 lead and tin pipes built at an investment of about six million Swiss Francs is one of the most breath-taking, versatile, and expensive instruments.
Perceived by Giorgetto Giugiaro on the concept of an angel gliding on a cloud of light, it compiles a unique ensemble of Classical French, Romantic French, Symphonic French, and North German baroque style. The fabrication of this instrument required the involvement of about six countries and stands as one of the most memorable projects in the diary of the Italian designer.
4. Sabrina Standard
Designed as a collaboration between Okamura and Giugiaro Design, this series is a super-engineered task chair designed for posture-corrected, long hours office working. The core idea of this chair is to continuously support the end-users body in all positions and movements while seated on a chair, ensuring comfort and good posture.
In the back view of this chair, a ring structure keeps the back inclined along with the soft mesh S-shape, flexing in coordination with any horizontal movement while lending a distinctive aesthetic appeal to the chair. Apart from its brilliant design and comfort, the chair also owns recognition for its affordability.
The Tecno series is a family of brass lever handles designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. These are available in seven finishes viz. bright chrome, super gold bright, satin chrome super gold satin, super stainless steel satin, super nickel satin, and super bronze satin. The concept behind designing this product was to reduce its thickness and assemble all necessary elements minimally in a fluidic line.
The product sits in a sink with the designer’s philosophy of clean, simple, and elegant while exhibiting a rational sense of proportion. This hinged door fitting in all its perspicuousness adds a touch of sheer sophistication to any interior.
6. IKI Door Collection
A collection of doors specially designed for interiors, the series is a flawless and creative assemblage. The design tries to spike up some exciting combination of color and material highlighted primarily through door frames, trims, and marquetry. The overall essence of the design reflects a trace of oriental and Japanese influence.
Unlike conventional doors where the shutter is the most preferred base of design intervention, the IKI collection uses color contrast along sash-lines and upper jamb/head to impart impeccable charisma to the door. Its ingenious play of proportions achieved through this contrast beats the typical framing technique through cornice elements for a new chic method.
This Scavolini kitchen is a unique and captivating combination of state-of-the-art technology and refined lines. The layout comes in two options: either glass lacquered shutters or slated wooden ones. Its core idea of design centers around an organized and uncluttered layout. What further accentuates this is the clever contrast of flat and curved lines paired with a creative lighting style.
The units use a Tip-on system for the pull-out drawers and baskets while also offering a secondary style option of flat-line version where handles stand replaced with grooves. The central section again is available in two layouts. One centrally features a lunch zone with a table, an additional circular table, a lighting system, and a uniquely designed chair having a methacrylate back. The other is an enticing design of a round island that stations the most common functions. Another innovation is its isles which is a ceiling-mounted satellite unit adding extra storage to the setup.
A new version of Flux-swing comes with even better ergonomics and multi-functional assembly featuring a lighting system for base units designed with steel and glass sides and a steel wall cladding with magnetic accessories.
8. Dama Retro
This bathroom series collection, designed for Rocco, is a chic and classy addition to any toilet interior. Its style stands distinctive by its generous and ample dimensions having large and well-proportioned pieces.
This collection is full of elegance with its large and robust pieces of vitreous china. The gentle and feminine shapes of this collection, coupled with clean lines give all the pieces a sense of warmth and enhance their aesthetic appeal.
9. CAP Lamp
This 1980s vintage desk lamp was designed by Giugiaro for the Milan-based lighting company, Bilumen. Exhibiting an element of fun, this plastic lamp ring and detachable cap are the most waggish elements to portray it as an intriguing piece of art even in its state of disuse.
Visualized in the post-modern era, the lamp exhibits this movement’s influences of free-thinking design and punk subculture energized by vivid colors and dominant looks.
Another of this designer’s daring and unconventional works, this ‘peninsula-shaped’ kitchen unit was designed as a multi-functional and space-efficient module for housing units in the new residential district of the Japanese hinterland. Highly functional, elegant, and compact, the Trestella unit measures about 2.5 m in length assembling basic functions of cooking surface, oven, sink, and dishwasher.
Playing aesthetics into the overall look, its cooker hood hovers over like a two-winged canopy installed internally with a variable speed blower while externally it’s fitted with spotlights that well illuminate the cooking area. The three curved front drawers add a touch of glamour to the unit while the cabinets under the worktop are accented by colored shutters.