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Bul-bo & Tapizoo by Gabetti e Isola

The Bul-Bo lamp and Tapizoo carpets, re-edited today by Amini, belongs to the series of furnishings designed for the Olivetti Residential Center in Ivrea (Turin) by the architectural firm Gabetti e Isola between 1968 and 1971.
The context in which the designers worked was still strongly influenced by the enlightened mind of Adriano Olivetti, who died a few years earlier.

With the creation of Bul-Bo, a playful, ironic and functional lamp was created, in perfect coherence to that climate of “rebellion against schemes” which, in the second half of the 1960s, would have left an indelible mark on costumes.

In 2019, the architects Fabrizio Pellegrino and Lodovico Gabetti, together with Giuseppe Scaturro and Magdalena Kirova, respectively CEO and art director of Axolight, created a maieutic laboratory (realistically based on the Socratic method of reaching a truth in an authentic way) with the aim of reconstructing the thought of Studio Gabetti and Isola, linked to the original design idea of the Bul-Bo lamp. Among the foundations of this path, the direct stories of the architects Aimaro Isola and Guido Drocco (co-authors of Bul-Bo in 1971), the notes and original drawings of the studio, the memories of Lodovico Gabetti (son and pupil of Roberto Gabetti ) and Fabrizio Pellegrino (student of the Gabetti and Isola studio).

This path, which led Axolight, in 2021, to the re-edition of the first Bul-Bo, today brings with it a second generation of ideas, deeply linked, in all respects, to the original idea of Bul-Bo.


Amini, Tapizoo Collection by Gabetti e Isola
Art Direction: Elisa Ossino Studio – Photo: Valentina Sommariva

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