...During Milan Design Week the Triennale Design Museum traditionally open numerous exhibitions, and the 2012 selection includes "Il gioco e le regole"; a tribute to Paolo Lomazzi, Donato D'Urbino and Jonathan De Pas, three important members of that community of Milanese "furniture architects" who were responsible for establishing the Italian design myth that perpetuates until today... Following their graduation from the Politecnico di Milano in 1966 Paolo Lomazzi, Donato D'Urbino and Jonathan De Pas established their own studio and in 1968 released one of their most famous works, the Blow inflatable chair for Zanotta...
The designer Paolo Lomazzi was born in Milan in 1936 and studied at the city's Polytechnic where he met Gionatan De Pas and Donato D'Urbino. In 1969 the trio founded the design office DDL, which remains famous for the inflatable chair Blow for Zanotta, one of a number of unconventional seating designs by DDL. For Zanotta, Lomazzi, De Pas, and D'Urbino also designed the wardrobe Sciangai, reminiscent of the game Mikados. In addition, the trio cooperated with manufacturers such as Alessi, Artemide or Cassina. Following Gionatan De Pas's death in 1991, the trio has been a duo: the legacy of the trio and their contribution to pop culture and furniture design history remains intact.
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