The elementarity I seek has nothing to do with minimalism. Even when it goes in for a bare minimum of material, design is no less creative"
Jean Nouvel (1945) was born in Fumel, France. After graduation, working as an assistant to the architect Claude Parent and inspired by the urbanist and essayist Paul Virilio, he began his first works of architecture. He was a founding member of the movement “Mars 1976”, and later founded the French Architecture Union. Nouvel’s first approach to industrial design was born of a need to create objects for his architecture, for instance the table Less, manufactured by UniFor for the headquarters of the Fondation Cartier. Among his innumerable works: Institut du monde arabe in Paris; together with Fumihiko Maki and Norman Foster, three of the five towers for the Ground Zero reconstruction project in New York; the Torre Agbar in Barcelona; the Mariinski Theatre in St. Petersburg. He has received many prestigious prizes, French and international, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2000, the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2001, and the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2008.
Events | 2013.10.11
Presented at the HOST 2013 exhibition in the Furnishings macro-area, EXIHS - Excellent Italian Hospitality Services is a new concept devoted to the hotel and restaurant industry that investigates the theme of the "non-place".
Events | 2018.04.10
Milano Design Week 2018
UniFor's latest proposals will be presented at the corso Matteotti showroom, in a new exhibition of office furnishings and systems organized to create a rational and welcoming work environment, capable of responding to changes in the modern office while maintaining continuity with tradition.
Events | 2019.04.05
Solutions for Architecture
For its first 50 years Anniversary UniFor, a Molteni Group Company which delevops and implements solutions for the contemporary office space, is retracting five key decades in the history of Italian design and telling and telling the story of its own historic journey in a new book edited by Fulvio Irace, with graphics by Pierluigi Cerri, and published by Skira.