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15 April 20

Francesco Trabucco – BLITZ 1969

Francesco Trabucco is an Italian designer and architect famous all around the world. He won several international design prizes like the Compasso d’Oro, the Gute Form and the Bio. His working philosophy has always been aimed by the formal and expressive innovation combining raw materials and technology.


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Francesco Trabucco was born in 1944, in the city of Milan. After the graduation in 1969 at Milan Polytechnic, he founded his first architectural firm with Daniela Volpi and Cristina Guazzoni. He dedicated his entire life to architecture and design and he carried out many works and projects during his career. A whole life made by studies, publications, prizes and recognitions. A lot of works were commissioned to him by important clients and companies in Italy and abroad, he designed the IBM offices in Segrate and the Gucci store in Milan, the project for the redevelopment of the Soweto’s city center in South Africa. With others important architects he created important scholastic and residential buildings for the Italian public construction industry. Many of his projects are hold on permanent collections in the most famous museums of the world like the Moma of New York, the Munich Pinakothek and the Art Museum of Tel Aviv. He also edited for two times the Italian section of the Triennale di Milano. More than an international architect Francesco Trabucco is considered one of the most important Italian designer. He won several prizes during his career, the most famous are the Compasso d’Oro, the Bio and the Gute form. Today Trabucco is professor emeritus of Industrial design at the Milano Politectico and he is member of the board of directors.

Before the graduation, in 1969, when he was at the architecture fifth year he started to show interest to the steel manufacturing. This interest brought him to create Blitz in collaboration with Stilnovo. For years Stilnovo was considered the most important company in the lighting and design sector. Blitz wasn’t just a table lamp for Trabucco, in this project we could see the fundamental concepts of the Trabucco’s philosophy, a philosophy that accompanied him for his entire career. The most important concept was to “waste less as possible”, if we carefully analyze the lamp, Blitz is made by a unique piece of metal sheet manufactured and designed to obtain the lamp that we know. It is essential in the shape and in the function it has.

In 2018 Codiceicona designed “Blitz 1969” as a tribute of one of the most important Italian designer. Created and designed as the original one with a unique piece of metal sheet. Blitz 1969 came to life as timeless table lamp, simple and plain that carries out the essential function that it was designed for: lighting. This incredible lamp is a piece of Italian design and a piece of story, a lamp that every designer and architect should have above their desk for the meaning that it has.

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