«We traveled throughout São Paulo and couldn’t find a single person who had a modern chair. We were compelled to design it!». That was how Lina Bo Bardi came to design the Bowl Chair back in 1951 to place it in her Casa de Vidro
A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick’s feature film based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Burgess, was screened for the first time in New York in December 1971. It would be foolhardy to attempt to reconstruct in a few lines the artistic depth of the work and the anecdotal richness that accompanies it. It is more manageable to read the watermark of its prophecy. Then, as now, it was and is the revelry of ultra-violence and the cultivated taste for debauchery of the leading character that shocks consciences.
Benvenuti nel tempio del piacere. Tra metalli nobili, chassis in alluminio torniti dal pieno, sapienza artigianale e componenti iperselezionati. Avrete la sensazione di una performance dal vivo dove ogni dettaglio è presente con una perentorietà mozzafiato. In Svizzera si può allestire, dalla testina per i vinili al diffusore, una catena audio completa: convertitori, amplificatori e anche speciali depuratori per la corrente elettrica. Ecco lo Swiss sound, la Bibbia del bon son dove la riproduzione artificiale diventa esperienza sonora e orgoglio identitari. «Made in Switzerland» è un vanto anche per l’audio, come per l’orologeria di lusso.
Welcome to the temple of pleasure. Among noble metals, an aluminIum chassis spun from solid craftsmanship and hyper-selected components. You will have the feeling of a live performance where every detail is present with breathtaking firmness. In Switzerland, a complete audio chain can be set up, from the vinyl head to the loudspeaker: converters, amplifiers and even special purifiers for electricity. Welcome to the world of Swiss sound.
He sought a realistic attitude and valued beauty. An excellent editorial graphic designer with an eye for uniqueness, a collector of curiosities and a researcher of prodigious peculiarities that added to his passion for classical and neoclassical art. He had a deep love of encyclopedic writers and artists to whom he gave a place of value glorifying them in many ways and creating their commercial fortunes.
It was 1953 when Blancpain revolutionized watchmaking history by creating the first modern diving model. «Named ‘Fifty Fathoms’, Blancpain’s dive watch had everything the pioneers of the deep could have wished for: it was waterproof, automatic, non-magnetic and easily readable in low light conditions, but above all it had a soul». In fact, it was developed from the desire of the then CEO a diving enthusiast wanting to create the perfect diver.
Era il 1953 quando Blancpain rivoluzionò la storia dell’orologeria creando il primo modello subacqueo moderno. Il Fifty Fathoms – questo il suo nome – aveva tutto ciò che i pochi pionieri degli abissi potessero desiderare: era impermeabile, automatico, amagnetico e ben leggibile in condizioni di scarsa presenza di luce, ma soprattutto aveva un’anima. Nasceva infatti dal desiderio dell’amministratore delegato dell’epoca, appassionato di immersioni, di creare il diver perfetto.
Imagine a supercar entirely made of carbon fiber. Incredibly light and weighing just 900 kg. Envision it elegant and comfortable, technical and gritty, ready to unleash the rage of over 600 horsepower. And, above all, imagine it «Made in Switzerland». We are not hallucinating. In the heart of southern Switzerland this pure dream made of cutting-edge materials and futuristic technology is being brought to life. It is named PS-01 and in just a few weeks it will be ready to hit the road.
Today we are no longer indebted to the past: we are left with the power of memory, on which man’s survival depends. It is connected to the required sustainable growth and construction of our environment, taking into account two fundamental factors: ecological in the broad sense and human ecosystems.
Oggi non si hanno più debiti con il passato: ci resta la forza della memoria, dal cui utilizzo dipende la sopravvivenza dell’uomo. Essa è legata alla necessaria costruzione sostenibile dell’ambiente, tenendo presente due matrici fondamentali: l’ecologia in senso lato e l’ecologia umana.
If Lamborghini’s story were a figurative art, it would be bronze sculpture of a fierce bull. Ferruccio Lamborghini was a bullfighting enthusiast and his cars bear the names of fighting bulls, but the history of the company is like an acrobatic vault over the legendary animal. That bull, for Lamborghini, was Enzo Ferrari, who challenged the «tractor driver» from Renazzo, and who went from manufacturing agricultural machinery to creating some of the most impressive supercars of all time.