Stefano Giovannoni, architect, industrial and interior designer, born in La Spezia, lives and works in Milan Collaborates with companies including Alessi, BM, Deborah, Fiat, Flos, Henkel, Helit, Inda, Laufen, Magis, Normann Copenhagen, Oras, Oregon Scientific, Seiko, Siemens, 3M, Voismart, etc. He has designed a number of products which have met with great commercial success, including, for Alessi, Girotondo and Mami, plastic products, the Bagno Alessi and the “Bombo” range for Magis. Winner of numerous prizes and competitions, his works are part of the permanent archives of the Georges Pompidou Centre and the collections of the MOMA in New York. Elisa Gargan Giovannoni, born in Pordenone, industrial and interior designer, Stefano’s partner and wife, collaborates as a designer with Giovannoni Design and other companies including Alessi, Magis, Millefiori, Bisazza,VenetaCucine, Bertazzoni, Marzorati&Ronchetti, Viceversa. Winner of numerous prizes and competitions, she runs courses at the Domus Academy and the Polytechnic School of Design.
Designed by Elisa and Stefano Giovannoni, Alu Green is composed entirely of recycled and/or zero-mileage recyclable materials, it comes with sinuous, embracing forms that are extremely versatile and dynamic, thanks to the modular fibreglass wash units. The wash unit frames come in three different shapes, to create infinite combinations to suit any setting.
Stefano and Elisa Giovannoni’s design research has led to a collection which features curved wood and three-dimensional chairs which have no “back”, as they are designed to be freely positioned anywhere in the room. The two work chairs have 3D curved wooden frames which contain the padding. The joint between the two materials is inspired by traditional leather chairs, making them domestic and comfortable. The wash unit comes with a new concept, designed to create a feeling of exclusivity and comfort in the user, with no superfluous ostentations. This chair has a wooden structure which contains the ceramic wash basin and many accessories, and is reminiscent of an air plane cabin; it can be placed anywhere in the salon, like a piece of domestic furniture, without hindering the operator’s work, which is made easier by the generously sized washbasin. The large, wooden-framed mirror has an elegant design, reminiscent of elegant tailor’s mirrors.