Aldo Parisotto Massimo Formenton Architetti: Works
Massimo Curzi, Francesco Dal Co, Eleonora Grigoletto (Ed.)
Mondadori Electa, 2019
Parisotto + Formenton Architetti’s 30 are years in business. Aldo Parisotto and Massimo Formenton’s design approach is a daily activity conducted with enthusiasm in all fields of design, architecture and retail. The design spheres pursued by the two architects prove tenacious commitment and a profession – in the original sense of the word – practised with measure, simplicity, equilibrium and expertise – always open to the needs of the individual client. Private homes, urban projects, design objects, retail projects, the refurbishment of historic buildings and yacht design are seamlessly juxtaposed, revealing the true essence of this office which sees design as a quest for expression and a mission to produce beauty and solutions that will improve everyday life. This journey also brings out the satisfaction of working well and a sense of lightness: iconic designs alternate with other more irreverent ones, institutional projects with ones born out of an encounter with a friend or a likeminded soul.
This book presents critical texts by Massimo Curzi and a foreword by Francesco Dal Co; the space between illustrations, suspended like thoughts, are filled with short, themed pieces and sometimes citations that accompany readers on a photographic journey intentionally recorded by different photographers, each one capturing the subjects with different tones, angles and balances. The succession of projects remains true to their timeframe but also features consistent and similar colour combinations – the study of colours and materials being a core part of Aldo Parisotto and Massimo Formenton’s work.