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Our Story

The Founding Members

1955

Two minds, one ambition, one desire. The will to create, transform and interpret. A shared passion: for glass. This is how the ideas studio was born. It was 1955. Pierangelo Gallotti and Luigi Radice established an artistic space dedicated to glass decoration. Tradition and innovation came together to enable small-scale yet precious production. The first pieces included lighting appliances, furnishing items, mirrors. They were all one-off pieces. They were all made exclusively by hand

Memories: Gallotti&Radice's story described by the founders

In a video dated 1991 Luigi Radice and Pierangelo Gallotti tell the origins and the artisan philosophy of Gallotti&Radice.

Gallotti&Radice is born

1956

Grow, make innovations, carry out research. The two associates became aware that they could not stop at artistic production and decoration only and felt the need and wished to expand the collection. They therefore enrolled at the School of Industrial Art at the Sforza Castle in Milan. Here, they took design and decoration courses, grasping every aspect of technical and ornamental design in detail. A unique project, a novel challenge was born: Gallotti&Radice was born. 


The workmanship

Gallotti&Radice is characterised by detailed production, which necessitates continual research and great understanding and mastery of the various work processes. The workmanship is not carried out by simply anybody. Extremely high level craftsmen are employed, those that are familiar with the material. They understand the glass Masters and students who safeguard the secrets of the workmanship. A tradition which transcends generations. 

Luigi Massoni designs the first Gallotti&Radice table

1971

This is how Adam was born. The architect, Luigi Massoni, explicitly requested the collaboration of Gallotti&Radice to create a furniture display cabinet pane in Milan, at the time, a reference store in terms of Italian design. A table set up for the Christmas celebrations was needed. Adam was the first table created completely from light, transparent, elegant glass. It was 1971. It was an unexpected success. 

The joint

A challenge and a clearly defined objective: create tables for a display within the Brionvega store in Rome. Join two glass surfaces, one horizontal and one vertical. Join them relying on a play of forms which evokes rationalism and novel modernity even in terms of the materials used: the glass and steel. The Tris small table set is born. The first of an extensive range of products characterised by the steel joint, which presents its relative beauty and elegance, serving to conceal the genuine attachment system.

Sogo Italian Fair

1970

Sogo Italian Fair, Royal Hotel Osaka, Kyoto: the very first time the Company participated in a sector trade show.

Mia di Monza, first Italian trade show

1972

Mia di Monza management asked Gallotti&Radice to create a sculpture to be placed in the entrance garden leading to the Villa Reala. The kaleidoscope shape draws inspiration from the symbol of peace - a powerful and extremely recognisable sign at the time - and multiplied, by means of a play of mirrored elements and prisms, the scenographic effects of the fountain. Within the villa, Gallotti&Radice presents its home ideas: tables, lamps, beds, coffee tables, mirrors and furnishing accessories, all made from glass.

Headquarters and family management: the 80s and 90s

Gallotti&Radice is a family-run company. A family needs a place in which to live, a space in which to develop. Pierangelo Gallotti himself transformed such requirements into a project, with the help of Luigi Massoni. The building represents the soul of the company: empty and filled spaces, colours, light, transparency, simplicity and elegance are features forming part of the design. During this time, another significant event took place. The founding members have always managed the company with passion, commitment and dedication and even succeeded in transmitting these values to the new generation, which are still going strong at present with Silvia and Massimo Gallotti, Marco and Pierangelo Radice.

Gallotti&Radice and the initial 30 years

1989

The office, the new challenge

2008

Air demoting airiness, lightness, transparency and elegance which vehemently penetrate usually rigid and static areas: the office. The success of this collection is largely owing to the concept of novel aesthetics. And to the elegance of a timeless design. Least forgetting the visible quality. It is in the air. It transforms spaces and locations. Presented in 2008, this collection managed to, with time, identify the requirements of a new market, transforming to presently become a complete system boasting extreme versatility, At present, Air represents the most widely sold Gallotti&Radice product both in Italy and abroad.

Privacy

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1) Processing personal data means collecting, recording, organizing, storing, processing, changing, selecting, extracting, comparing, using, interconnecting, blocking, communicating, disseminating, cancelling and destroying, or a combination of two or more of these operations.
 
2) This data will be processed by employees of the Gallotti&Radice srl and also by external parties involved in providing services, or who support these activities in their capacity as "Data processors":
 
a) for purposes strictly connected and instrumental to the activities of Gallotti&Radice srl and for managing relationships in general, such as those with customers, suppliers, individual vehicle users: namely, for example, acquiring information prior to concluding a contract, providing a service or one or more contractually agreed to operations, manage payment or collection systems, property or debt collection, risk containment, ancillary services, etc..
 
b) for purposes related to legal obligations, regulations, legislation and provisions issued by authorities and  justified by law.
 
c) for the functional purposes of XXX: such as customer care activities, carried out directly or through third parties, aimed at detecting the degree of customer satisfaction with the quality of services rendered; promotion and sale of company or third party goods and/or services, through letters, telephone, mailing of advertising material, market research and statistical analysis, etc..
 
3) Personal data can be processed using manual, computer and electronic instruments,  with logic strictly related to the aforesaid purposes and in any event ensuring the security and confidentiality of the data itself.
 
4) To carry out its activity and to provide some of the services Gallotti&Radice srl uses external entities, such as, but not limited to: insurance companies, automobile documentation agencies, data transmission companies, document storage companies, consulting and market research companies, credit recovery companies, companies who provide services under long-term lease contract for vehicles without drivers. In these cases, the data collected may need to be  communicated to these entities, even if operating abroad. The data collected can also be communicated to the XXX parent company or affiliates.
 
6) To provide data for the functional purposes of Gallotti&Radice srl is optional: customer care, promotion and sale of company or third party goods and/or services, market research and statistical processing, mailing of advertising, invitations to promotional events; any refusal to provide such data does not affect the continuation of any kind of relationship.
 
7) The person to whom the data refers may exercise the rights granted by law and in particular has the right at any time:
 
to ask for confirmation that personal data concerning him exists, even if not yet recorded, and that this data and its origin be communicated in an intelligible form, as well as the logic and purposes upon which the processing is based;
 
to request cancellation, transformation in anonymous form or to block any data processed unlawfully, including that which does not need to be stored for the purposes for which the data was collected or subsequently processed;         
 
to request that data be updated, rectified or, if required, integrated;
 
to object, in whole or in part, for legitimate reasons, to the processing of personal data, even if pertinent to the purpose for which it was collected;
 
to object, in whole or in part, to the processing of relevant personal data for the purposes of commercial information or for mailing advertising materials or for direct sales, or for carrying out market research or interactive commercial communication, exercising said law in an entirely free manner.



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