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Cessato Allarme

Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi

The Cessato Allarme clothes—stand, created in 1986 by the De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi studio, put into production by Poltronova in 1991, reveals its source of inspiration in its name [“Alarm Over!”]: the alarm—trumpets placed on light poles during the last war. Made of metal, available in bright colours, there is nothing warlike about it, indeed it has a cheerful pop touch, emphasised by the unusual name which, as Paolo Lomazzi suggests, in this beginning of winter 2020, is a metaphorical call to “go and blow the trumpets again”.






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Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi

Following previous professional experiences, both individual and in combination with other architects, Jonathan De Pas (1932-1991), Donato D’Urbino (1935) e Paolo Lomazzi (1936) began working together in 1966. Their interests included industrial design, interior design, exhibition design, urban planning and architecture. They made their mark in the 1960s as exponents of the fashionable and unconventional pop design: particularly famous is the “Blow” armchair of 1967 as are the designs for other pneumatic structures, housing and exhibition areas of the same years, such as the inflatable tunnel for the 14th Milan Triennale (1968). In the seventies they were responsible for some of the icons of Italian design: the Joe sofa (1970), the Duecavalli chair (1970) and the Sciangai coat hanger (1973). They received numerous awards and honours, including the Compasso d'Oro (Milan, 1979). As well as design, they also developed theoretical work with the Association for Industrial Design (ADI), the Politecnico of Milan and the IUAV of Venice. Their works are in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Milan Triennale.
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