Fabio Calvi (1969) studied at the Brunel University of West London and graduated in architecture at Polytechnic University of Milan. He was assistant of architect Gianfranco Frattini and then of Ferruccio Laviani. For eight years he was art director of all exhibits, shops, and events by Flos. Paolo Brambilla (1973) studied at UPC of Barcelona and graduated in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He was Junior Lecturer of Interior Design at the same university and he has been member of the board of the Chamber of Architects of Milan.
In 2006 Fabio Calvi and Paolo Brambilla set up an office for design and architecture in Milan. They design shops, fair stands and products for many brands like Barovier & Toso, FontanaArte, Flos, Grohe, Molteni & C., Serralunga, Olivari, Tonelli and Zanotta. In 2015 the firm was selected by Triennale di Milano for the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture and the same year won the competition LC50 organized by Interni magazine and Cassina for an installation dedicated to Le Corbusier. An exhibition design for Zanotta was selected by ADI Design Index among the best projects of the year 2016.
Discover the past to create the future. Since 1969, the bond between traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetic solutions characterizes Varaschin, a venetian company leader in the outdoor market. The weave, once of rattan and wicker now of synthetic materials more suitable for the outdoors, has always been the soul of Varaschin production, a unique stylistic feature and synonym of quality. In addition to the outdoor collections, Varaschin also manufactures indoor and contract products, signed by the most prestigious names in Italian and international design. Each product line has its own story and identity, but the re-interpretation of the weave concept is the common denominator among them.
Attention to detail, originality and aesthetic care are core features of Varaschin products, which are unique, sophisticated and elegant. The vision of a unique space both in the house and contract environment, inspires furniture which expands and connects the outdoors with the indoors, in a balanced game between lightness and comfort.