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Marco Goffi

An Italian makes his way from star Cappellini designer to Red Dot Design Award-winner

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 29 November 2010

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Remaining mostly behind the scenes for much of his career, designer Marco Goffi has recently applied his vast industry knowledge and experience to his own practice, designing beautifully functional furniture that relate to the human perception of the senses. The Red Dot award winner spent much of this decade developing regular and experimental projects for Cappellini, where he served as the senior contract manager for eight years.

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Winning the 2010 Australian International design awards and receiving a Red Dot honorable mention, Goffi's "While" armchair is produced entirely in Italy and its elegant yet robust chrome structure can be completely disassembled for easy transport and to reduce space when necessary. The seat can be covered in non-PVC synthetic leather and fabrics by Kvadrat. Originally thought for the contract market, it can now it can be ordered in small numbers thanks to artisanal production.

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A Red Dot winner for the Public Space category, the Fusillo bench is a modular seating structure that encourages social interaction. Made from polyurethane using roto-moulding technology, the beginning point is a three-pointed star with the bench portions twisting and radiating from there.

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