An award-winning sculptor and designer known for his proficiency with natural materials such as marble and wood, Giulio Lazzotti has created a pristinely elegant bench based on subtle sculptural nuance and expert craftsmanship. Demonstrating the natural versatility of molded plywood, the Giulio Bench (2001) is a blend of clean planes and sensual curves. When two or more benches are placed end to end, the gently arced legs take on solid, elliptical forms while the exterior lines remain taut and crisp. Recipient of an award in 2002 by the Japan Industrial Design Organization, it is a graceful and unobtrusive design that is equally at home in museums, galleries and residential dining rooms. Made in Italy.
The name of the town, Pietrasanta, where Giulio Lazzotti lives and works, can be alternately translated as Saint Peter or "holy stone," the latter being wholly appropriate for a designer and architect whose work in marble, metal and wood takes on a serene, sculptural presence. Lazzotti was educated at the prestigious University of Florence, where he later returned to teach architecture. Since 1975, Lazzotti has maintained a diverse practice encompassing architecture, interior design, and furniture design, winning such awards as first prize for Design at the Moving Fair of Paris, the Torre Guinigi prize in Lucca for Urban Design for the Historical center of Pietrasanta, the top ten in the International Chair Fair at Udine and most recently, the Good Design prize from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization. Read more >