Solutions for Architecture
Apr - 2019
Palazzo di Brera, via Brera 28 - Milano
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.
50 years of an Italian success story: the life of a company, UniFor, that has propelled Italian design to international prominence. Projects, products, architects, and designers in a book that reconstructs the backstage and originality of a production method and system centered on the spaces that foster community.
The story begins in the 1970s in Turate, in the province of Como, when Angelo Mangiarotti designed the first headquarters and plant, to be gradually enlarged as the business grew. The model factory was based on a system of vertical integration that permitted obsessive attention to quality control, while the classic simplicity of the campus became a living manifesto of the company’s spirit of enterprise.
It was no coincidence that Angelo Mangiarotti also designed one of UniFor’s first successful furniture series, the 4D, alongside another bestseller and longseller, the Modulo 3 by Bob Noorda and Franco Mirenzi. These were joined over the years by more extraordinary and iconic products: Naòs System by Studio Cerri & Associati, Less by Jean Nouvel, Element Office Collection by Foster+Partners, MDL System by Michele de Lucchi, Parete AP by Andrée Putman, Moodway by Fernando Urquijo, Flipper FortyFive by Pagani and Perversi, Régua by Álvaro Siza, the Parigi chair by Aldo Rossi, and many others.
Events | 2020.10.13
Poldi Pozzoli Museum, "Mantegna ritrovato"
UniFor is proud to support once again the Poldi Pezzoli Museum as a technical sponsor.
Events | 2020.09.22
Decor & Decorum: conversation with Tobia Scarpa
The conversation between architect Tobia Scarpa and Francesca Molteni, live on Zoom, will trace the architectural idea behind the renovation of UniFor space in Milan in the late 1980s.
Events | 2020.08.06
UniFor @ Paris Design Week
UniFor presents a new multimedia window, curated by Ron Gilad, for the Paris Design Week in its showroom in 6 Rue des Saints Pères.
Events | 2019.09.15
UniFor will take part at WORKSPACE, the largest commercial interior design event in the Middle East. The which will take place in Dubai from 17th to 10th September.
This year WORKSPACE will also be part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW), the biggest celebration of design and hospitality in the Region.
Events | 2019.09.06
New Opening - UniFor Showroom Paris
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, UniFor is restoring and renewing the historic showroom of its French branch, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in 1979. The newly renovated spaces has been inaugurated during Paris Design Week, in celebration of both UniFor’s first 50 years - the history of which is illustrated in a prestigious book published by Skira, “UniFor. A Commitment to Architecture” - and its 40 years on the French market at its historic and prestigious Paris location on Rue des Saint-Peres. It was 1978 when the Molteni family founded UniFor France and entrusted Afra and Tobia Scarpa with the task of transforming the former residential apartment at 6 Rue des Saints-Pères into spaces suitable for receiving its clients and presenting the UniFor collection. The showroom was launched the following year. The renovation project, overseen by the architect Simone Agresta, leaves Afra and Tobia Scarpa's original project intact while reinterpreting the spaces in a modern key
Culture & Education
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Culture & Education
Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli