Art director Claudio Bellini
Over the years, Barazzoni, the first Italian company to introduce design into the manufacturing of saucepans and kitchen articles, has made, and continues to make use of important design studios in Italy and abroad. The most famous designers that have collaborated closely with Barazzoni include Ennio Lucini, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Pininfarina, Mario Bellini, and since 2004, Claudio Bellini, the Art Director of the Piedmont-based company.
The products created by these famous designers have received numerous international awards, and have even appeared in art exhibitions and museums in Italy and throughout the world. The attention that Barazzoni pays to design transforms an age-old, indispensable object, like a saucepan, into an elegant and innovative product, that is both functional and ergonomic.
The successful combination of form and function is present in every Barazzoni product, irrespective of whether it carries the luxury Atelier Barazzoni trademark, the Barazzoni Progetti trademark, which is characterised by innovation and function, or the young, highly creative La Cucina di Barazzoni trademark.
Claudio Francesco Bellini (1963) lives and works in Milan since he graduated in Architecture and industrial design in 1990 at the renowned Politecnico University. His strong fascination with creativity rooted in his early childhood years and it was inspired by his father Mario Bellini, whom is considered as one of the most important exponent in the design history. In 1998, his revolutionary new office furniture system, TW Collection (Frezza), introduced a complete new vision in the contemporary office scene. From that point on, his extensive production of innovative projects in this area, deeply contributed to anticipate behaviors and trends in the working environment evolution over the last 15 years. Today Claudio Bellini design+design - ranked as one of the ten most creative European studios by El Pais magazine in 2007 - is active within different fields of design, ranging from furniture to product and from architecture to collaboration with leading companies worldwide, including Walter Knoll, Steelcase, Poltrona Frau and Riva 1920. Many of its creations received international design awards, including the prestigious Red Dot, IF and Good design award.
Art director of several international brands, since 2003 Claudio Bellini successfully cooperates with the Italian kitchen tools manufacturer Barazzoni, developing remarkable collections of products, packaging design and handling brand. In 2010 he started directing the development of a complete new line of products for Fursys group, the South Korean leader in officeʼs contract furniture. In 2012, Natuzzi group asked him to draw the new design oriented brand Italsofa for a potential global expansion.