Design Centre Stories

Golden Age

Gallotti&Radice was founded in 1956 as a specialist in decorative glass, but it wasn’t until the early 1970s that it moved into furniture production. Thanks to its manufacturing know-how, those early glass pieces were full of technical difficulty, such as the ‘Tris’ coffee table, whose vertical and horizontal planes met at an elegant steel joint – and they are highly sought-after by collectors today.

Some of this furniture is still in production, such as the ‘President Junior’ desk, first released in 1971. The subtle criss-cross pattern on its surface is achieved by master craftsmen brushing the surface of the glass, and, fittingly for a golden anniversary, a special gold edition of the piece (pictured above left) has been released to mark the milestone.

Download Gallotti&Radice’s new brochure here – which has been photographed in two sumptuous Milanese houses.– to see this piece along with the rest of the new collections, including new designs inspired by the 1970s such as the lacquered ‘Hide&Seek’ cabinet by Pietro Russo and the swivelling ‘Lilas’ armchair by Dainelli Studio.

Gallotti&Radice, Second Floor, Centre Dome