Lina Bo Bardi, Giancarlo Palanti: Studio d'Arte Palma

Lina Bo Bardi (Roma, 1914 –San Paolo, 1992), Giancarlo Palanti (Milano, 1906 – San Paolo, 1977), Studio d'Arte Palma (San Paolo, 1948 – 1951)

“Architecture can be suffocated by forms, by compositions, by the aura of monumental squares. Architects must prioritize not their formal individualism but their awareness of being useful to people through their art and experience.” (LBB)

Achillina Bo, an Italian, naturalized Brazilian architect, curator and journalist, trained in Rome and Milan. Here, she worked with Gio Ponti and a number of celebrated actors of the Italian rationalist panorama. In 1946, with her husband Pietro Maria Bardi, she moved to Brazil, where she came into contact with a progressive cultural elite, including architect Giancarlo Palanti with whom she founded the Studio d'Arte e Architettura Palma. The duo became a forerunner in the design of modern furniture which strictly integrated local cultural and material aspects of Brazil.

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