Luciano Baldessari, Appartamento Spadacini, Milan, Italy, 1933
Luciano Baldessari, Appartamento Spadacini, Milan, Italy, 1933 (view in google maps)
Luciano Baldessari (Rovereto, December 10, 1896 – Milan, September 6, 1982) was an Italian architect and stage designer. He was born in Rovereto , a town at the time of the Austro-Hungarian county of Tyrol . In 1906, at the Institute of orphanage Rovereto , received his first drawing lessons from Fortunato Depero . In Rovereto, from 1909 he attended the Royal School Elizabethan , set up by the Austrian Government and set to the educational programs of the Deutscher Werkbund . Since 1913 is part of the Circle futurist , founded in Rovereto by Depero . From 1919 to 1922 he attended the Polytechnic of Milan where he obtained a degree in architecture. From 1923 to 1926 he was in Berlin , where he worked as a set designer with directors Max Reinhardt , Erwin Piscator and Adolf Licho . On that occasion he came into contact with Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. He returned to Italy in 1928 in Milan, where he opened his first studio . Between 1928 and 1930 creates the sets for companies Giuseppe Visconti , Tatiana Pavlova and Enzo Ferrieri . In 1928 he designed the National Exhibition in Como Villa Olmo in silk. In 1956-57 he was invited to design a skyscraper all’Hansaviertel Berlin . In 1978 he was awarded the “A. Feltrinelli ” Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei . Luciano Baldessari is turned off in Milan in 1982 .
Professional work differently declines entry into the modernity of the Milanese bourgeoisie. Spadaccini in the apartment in Milan , in 1932 , theay asked Luciano Baldessarri if he creates a dining room. Dining room was from the sharp color contrasts , with furniture made of walnut and polished black glass shelves red brick, the chairs have black moleskin padding covered with vermilion ; a corner cupboard with funds and gray glass sliding doors has a body with drawers protruding from the bottom of the black panel , closed by a rolling grille red vermilion lacquer , tents , ceiling and walls are pink , the floor is dark red felt . In the room with the double bed, upholstered in red fabric , a box of blue and bright edge defines an abstract canopy on the plaster of the ceiling, yellow as the walls.
Anna Bęza and Dominika Puchalska November 2016