1955: Two minds, one ambition, one desire. The will to create, transform and interpret. A shared passion: for glass. This is how the ideas studio was born. It was 1955. Pierangelo Gallotti and Luigi Radice established an artistic space dedicated to glass decoration. Tradition and innovation came together to enable small-scale yet precious production. The first pieces included lighting appliances, furnishing items, mirrors. They were all one-off pieces. They were all made exclusively by hand.
1956: Gallotti&Radice is born. Grow, make innovations, carry out research. The two associates became aware that they could not stop at artistic production and decoration only and felt the need and wished to expand the collection. They therefore enrolled at the School of Industrial Art at the Sforza Castle in Milan. Here, they took design and decoration courses, grasping every aspect of technical and ornamental design in detail. A unique project, a novel challenge was born: Gallotti&Radice.
Gallotti&Radice is characterised by detailed productionmwhich necessitates continual research and great understanding and mastery of the various work processes. The workmanship is not carried out by simply anybody. Extremely high level craftsmen are employed, those that are familiar with the material. They understand the glass Masters and students who safeguard the secrets of the workmanship. A tradition which transcends generations.
The office, the new challenge 2008 Air demoting airiness, lightness, transparency and elegance which vehemently penetrate usually rigid and static areas: the office. The success of this collection is largely owing to the concept of novel aesthetics. And to the elegance of a timeless design. Least forgetting the visible quality. It is in the air. It transforms spaces and locations. Presented in 2008, this collection managed to, with time, identify the requirements of a new market, transforming to presently become a complete system boasting extreme versatility, At present, Air represents the most widely sold Gallotti&Radice product both in Italy and abroad.