The Good Design Award, the prize for design excellence in the showroom section, has been awarded to Bonaldo. The Golden Design award was established by the Chicago Athenaeum, a prestigious U.S. arts institution dedicated to design in all its forms and expressions: architecture, urban planning, industrial design and graphics. The jury met in November in Los Angeles to evaluate over 500 designs from 38 countries to make their decision. Designed by Mauro Lipparini, the 60,000 sq. ft. showroom is truly a gem found in Padova, Italy. After 26 months of gutting, refacing, and redesigning an already existing building, Bonaldo opened their doors to their new home.
Founded by Albino Bonaldo in 1936 has become a big player in the design world. Working with international designers such as Karim Rashid, Mauro Lipparini, Toshiyuki Kita, Ron Arad and Giuseppe Vigano has allowed the company to continue to grow an elegant and versatile collection for both the home and commercial market.
Bonaldo has always pushed the envelope when it comes to experimentation. Sixty years ago it began with its range of tubular metal applications and today it conducts wide-ranging research into plastics, the use of different alloys and the use of materials such as pressure cast aluminum, flexible cold-pressed polyurethane and propylene. The company has a high-tech focus, however it entrusts fundamental planning and production stages to human skill. Output reflects Italian tastes and lifestyle, something unique to Italy that cannot be reproduced elsewhere. With many design awards under their belt, this is truly a company to follow for years to come as they will continue to create and produce some of the most beautiful furniture in the world.