Archirivolto was founded in 1983 by Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci as industrial planning, design and architecture studio. While studying Architecture in Florence Claudio, Marco and some friends put up an experimental theatre group. When they decided to focus their joint efforts on design, consolidating their ties of friendship, their interest in theatre strongly influenced the set-up of their new studio, drenched in creativity, sense of reality, respect and attention for the public.
Design is for Archirivolto beauty, harmony and freedom; it cannot be restrained by rigid pre-established rules, or subsist as privilege for a social or cultural élite. The designer has the duty to create accessible beauty, for everyone, and to bring design near to many people as possible.
The research on materials and processes, made by Archirivolto in order to reach the best balance between quality and price, with technically perfect objects, accessible to a large public, is one of their main activities: they have a preference for materials that, through sophisticated processings, become elegant and noble, like aluminium and plastic – considered by Archirivolto particularly charming for its extraordinary suppleness.
In the last two years the studio has widened its international opening, also getting the iF design award 2011. It receives more and more requests from foreign companies, especially German ones, which enhance the designer’s professionalism and the product precision.
Also in architecture they broadened their horizons to the whole world, by taking part in interesting contests from which they await good news.