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The combination between architecture and interior design is a combination that has profoundly remarked upon the world of furniture and its evolutions in recent decades.

From Vincent Van Duysen to the Italian excellence represented by Antonio Citterio, there are many architects who have taken on the role of interior designer, transforming environments thanks to a vision strongly influenced by academic studies, with furniture designed not only on the basis of their shape but also in relation to the surrounding space.

It was the ideas and philosophies of these architects that provided the starting point for the development of several iconic products made by design brands and ended up in the homes of the Italian and international audience, which is why SAG'80 is also involved for several decades now collaborating with the most prestigious brands and architects to offer only the best to its clients.


The talents of architecture that transform spaces

The contribution of architects in the interior design sector has caused a sort of revolution in the way of understanding spaces, both in terms of outdoor forms and the connection of internal surfaces.

The Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen is one of the names that best represents the relationship that can be created between these two worlds: after studying architecture, his initial experiences and the opening of his own studio, Van Duysen became creative director of Molteni&C and Dada, influencing both the company flagship stores and the new collections with its own style, with objects characterized by a close relationship with the external architecture of the buildings in which they are located.

Antonio Citterio can also show of a similar path: having completed his degree in architecture, his Sity sofa designed for B&B Italia anticipated its times, proposing a sofa in line with a renewed concept of the living room, destined in the following years to become a place not only to express but in which to spend moments of sharing and conviviality.

The imprint left by Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016 but not before influencing both the world of architecture and that of interior design with the use of fluid lines and futuristic shapes, was also decisive.


The influence of renowned architects on interior design

But how and why have many prestigious architects been able to influence the conventions of interior design? A fundamental role is certainly played by the overall vision typical of those who work in the field of architecture, which inevitably leads us to consider the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.

This means, for example, that the outdoor spaces taken into consideration by an architect during a renovation work, such as terraces or balconies, are designed in such a way as to also have an impact on indoor environments. Furthermore, for this reason the architects also seek coherence in terms of style, with an interior design that is able to communicate harmoniously with the outdoor spaces as well.

Likewise, even on aspects such as the layout of the rooms, the lighting and the use of structural elements, architects can offer different perspectives and solutions compared to those used to working on individual rooms.

By going to our showroom in via Boccaccio 4, Milan, you will be sure of being able to deal with a team of professionals capable of guiding you towards the best proposals from Made in Italy and international brands.

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