Anna, Paolo and Carlo Bartoli, after more than a decade of collaboration characterized by the design of quality objects meant to last over time, consolidated their path by founding the associated studio Bartoli Design in 2007.
The team, strengthened by the experience started by Carlo Bartoli in the 1960s, has given life to numerous and long-lasting collaborations with companies in the furniture industry.
The precious cultural heritage of Carlo Bartoli, who passed away in August 2020, celebrated in particular for the Gaia armchair by Arflex, exhibited at the MoMA in New York and at the Triennale Milano, and the 4875 chair for Kartell, the first in the world ever produced in polypropylene, at the Center Pompidou in Paris, keeps itself alive in the studio where his sons Anna and Paolo continue the research and development work that was born with the company and for the company, combining the industrial and artisan world.
The Studio is based in Monza: two bright floors immersed in a vast park, divided into several rooms, different from each other in style and purpose of use, where you can breathe an air of design history and continuous innovation.
In this place full of inspirations, a poetics based on essentiality and balance is developed, where every phase of the design is taken care of, from research to the creation of models, from the sketch to the prototype, up to the finished product.
Over time, projects were created as the result of a sophisticated process of exploration, design and synthesis of skills, such as the 1085 Edition chair for Kristalia, introduced in 2015. An example of how an object so exploited in the world of design can still give new reasons for research and development.
That study also exemplifies the philosophy of the studio under which the durability of the product has to be designed both in physical terms and on a psychological and emotional level.
Products that can go beyond fashions, with an approach that, as Anna and Paolo say, is summed up in the motto “fewer products and better designed” to be filled with emotions and memories: they mark themselves, age, change colour, transform like a living being, carrying within them the trace of time, and this is their great charm opposing the disposable.
Bartoli Design also prefers the use of natural materials such as wool, stone, solid wood, elements that bring well-being to the body and mind. Furnishing items inspired by the desire to connect with nature. Also thanks to this choice, more and more space is being taken within the Studio for design research towards sustainable products, in an attempt to minimize the environmental impact.
Today, the firm’s vision is oriented towards sustainability, with particular attention to materials and production processes used to create products that last over time, with a reduced environmental impact.
Numerous products also seek to exploit the Italian tradition and craftsmanship, such as those for Laurameroni.
Bartoli Design appreciates trying its hand at niche objects, such as the recent collection of handles, knobs and accessories designed for the Danish company Vonsild: small sculptures representing a happy combination of design, craftsmanship and research.