A perfect mix of functionality, practicality and understated beauty; Anna Castelli Ferrieri Componibili modules are as stylish and useful today as they were when they were first released more than 40 years ago. Employing ingenious space-saving sliding doors, which allow them to slip effortlessly into any kitchen, living room or even bathroom setting, they are the ideal storage unit for almost any backdrop. And with finished available in black, white and silver, you can find a Anna Castelli Ferrieri Componibili to fit your colour scheme.
After making her name as a designer during the austere post-war period, Anna Castelli Ferrieri really found her true design voice amid the backdrop of the Swinging 60s, joining designers like Verner Panton in embracing geometric form, bright, bold colour and shaped plastic to create iconic design. The Anna Castelli Ferrieri Componibili is possibly her most famous work, combining sumptuous curves with simple space-saving sliding doors to create something that is so unmistakably 'of its time' that it sits in both MoMA and the Pompidou. The storage unit is also available as Componibili 3 Round and Componibili 1 Round.
Pioneering architect, Anna Castelli Ferrieri was part of a generation of postwar Italian designers who embraced new innovations, technologies and materials. Castelli Ferrieri loved to experiment with different types of plastics, which she skilfully moulded into innovative designer objects. She is particularly famed for her modular storage units. Castelli Ferrieri trained at the prestigious Milan Polytechnic, and in 1943 became one of the first women to graduate with a degree in architecture. The same year, she married her husband, Giulio Castelli, a chemical engineer. Together they worked to exploit new materials and transform world design. Castelli Ferrieri treated design as a mini architectural exercise, and the intuitive elegance of her designs became the signature of Italian modern style. She won numerous design awards, including the prestigious Compasso d'Oro. Her Componibili Round storage units are probably her most famous design and are displayed at the MoMA in New York. These stackable and interchangeable units can be adapted to suit the needs to of the user. They are a perfect example of architectural design.
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