Interview with Marie Claire Maison
Claudio Bellini is honoured to be elected by Marie Claire Maison in its September-October 2019 issue, as one of the fifteen designers of the year, distinguished by his demanding quest, audacity and individuality. At a time when a mix of styles and electicism are the order of the day, designers are deploying treasures of inventiveness, know-how and technicality.
Claudio Bellini : The Wise
Claudio involved himself in the design industry from his early years by watching his father, Mario Bellini. He walked in his footsteps, also gained his training from the Milan Polytechnic. His parentage had allowed him to work for renowned international names from his pioneer days of his career, hence the ability to refine his creative talent. Fueled by his knowledge of several cultures, his vision for design transcends borders.
“I am a citizen of the world with an Italian soul.”
His style is simple and universal, as evidenced by the fluid, harmonious lines of his bathroom collection “Equal” designed for the specialist, Vitra Bathrooms. Alternatively, the modernity of the “La Scala” sofa for the Italian manufacturer, Natuzzi, who revisits the classic chesterfield to keep the capitonage only on the inside of the backrest. For the German Walter Knoll, he had designed a chair with a clean silhouette, free from any superflousness but not lacking in comfort, thanks to the stretch fabric used for the seat (a material developed for aviation). The sobriety of the “Elinor” executive chair for the Italian Pedrali, allows it to integrate itself into a pro and personal environment. Its seat which inclination is self-regulating according to the weight of the user, is unanimous. The “Hup” chair designed for the Chinese Sunon, whose ergonomic back rest is precisely by steps of 5cm, for a total height that varies from more or less 1.30m.