24 June 2019
With their vision of ethical, comprehensible and approachable design, Silvana Angeletti and Daniele Ruzza, a design couple and a couple in real life, create essential objects that couldn’t be further removed from cold minimalism. Their work is fundamentally emotional, empathetic, an invitation to dream even when applied to contemporary living. The lightness and softness of their fluid, circular lines transmit solidity and stability, while achieving harmony and balance thanks to exacting formal synthesis and structural rigour. Their graphic style often embraces natural elements to create objects with a soul and character that will enable them to relate to spaces and people. They have been industrial designers since 1994, when Guzzini produced their Zazà cafetiere. They have chosen to live in Rieti, far from the design capitals, in order to conserve a more authentic vision of a profession which, nowadays, comes up against complex problems – from functional and technological aspects to economic ones, from social change to new user demands. They work with a large number of Italian industrial manufacturers – Alivar, da a, Emu, Fiam, Poltrona Frau, Nemo, Oluce, Flaminia, F.lli Fantini and Teuco – combining ancient skills and original reworkings. We met Silvana Angeletti at the Salone del Mobile.Milano and interviewed her.