Riccardo Blumer


He was born in Bergamo in 1959 and graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan. He has been working on projects for buildings, houses and interior decoration and took part in competitions in France and Switzerland. In 1996 he designed Laleggera for Alias, which won the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award in 1998, and in 2000 also designed the table collection Ilvolo. Since 2003 he has been a lecturer at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture and since 2006 also at the University of the Republic of San Marino and ISAI in Vicenza. Together with Matteo Borghi he designed the table Ilvolo, the Ghisa bench (2008) and Dinamica stool (2010) for Alias. He lives and works in Varese.

I have always liked lightness because it forces you not to put in more than you need

"For me, lightness is the result of a work of essentiality, of the relationship between form and static... For me, the theme of beauty is very much related to this and brings us closer to the great question of nature where you cannot separate the aspect of efficiency from that of beauty. You can't take anything away from a flower without undermining its functioning because everything "serves a...", but that "serves a..." actually produces an object representing beauty for us. Beauty is therefore, as far as I am concerned, the search for this inseparable relationship between the forces applied to an object and the form that is necessary to make the object structurally resist." Riccardo Blumer

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