Gabriele and Oscar Buratti _ BURATTI ARCHITETTI
Gabriele Buratti (1962), architect and professor of interior design at the Facoltà del Design of the Politecnico di Milano (2003-2010), and Oscar Buratti (1967), architect, have founded the architecture and design studio BURATTI ARCHITETTI.
Until 2010 Buratti+Battiston Architects, with the partnership of engineer Ivano Battiston.
The studio is transversally involved in projects of different scales, from the architecture of buildings and urban areas to interiors, from furniture and product design to exhibition and showroom design, in an intense and varied professional path, in which themes, locations, brands, people, materials and workmanship mingle together contaminating one another.
They design residential, commercial and industrial buildings, they carry out projects in historical city centres and refurbishing measures of building complexes, they design villas and interiors of working, residential, retail spaces, in Italy and abroad, with the aim of combining culture with professional specialization, experimentation with technique and original visions with a high standard quality.
In the retail sector they collaborate with prestigious brands such as: La Perla, Automobili Lamborghini, Husqvarna Motorcycles, BMW, Ducati, Oroblù/LeBourget, Acerbis Italia, Tre Marie/Barilla, designing boutiques in the major cities around the world.
In the field of design they collaborate with major companies such as: Acerbis International, Alias, Antonio Lupi, B&B Italia, Ceccotti Collezioni, Effetti, Antonio Frattini, Gallotti&Radice, iGuzzini, Living Divani, Paola Lenti, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Porada, Porro, Roca, Silvelox, Tecno, Valli&Valli, Vondom.
They have achieved numerous international awards and recognitions among which: the Wallpaper Design Award 2010, Design+Plus Award 2009, Best_Ed Award 2010, FX Design Award 2009, KBB – Product Innovation Award 2009, Honorable Mention XXII Compassod’Oro 2011, Silver Delta Award 2011, OAB Award 2012, ARTRAVEL Award 2013.
1, 10, 100, 1000 are the project scales which our studio uses in a comprehensive way, from the architecture of buildings and urban areas to the interior design of apartments, shops and offices, from the design of objects and furniture to the exhibition of stands and showrooms.
This book is a collection of some images of the more significant projects, which we have realized so far, in an intense and colourful career, knotting together different issues, such as locations and typologies, companies and persons, materials and production methods. We have not classified nor ordered the issues, but left them together, contaminating them such as we do every day in our studio.
The value of architecture is often related to opportunities, and these are the ones which we found so far, which we tried to respond with a vision and an original reasoning, but above all with huge passion and with the aim to reach top quality and a good product.
As in a collection catalogue, everybody can find it’s own golden thread, interest and affinity through a project idea made of different experiences, as an anchor piece and small contribution to the construction of a modern and eclectic identity.
Modernity is not a style or a period, modernity is a way to stay in our time.
For an architect this means design products, spaces and architectures in the contemporariness, to improve the life quality of the people and of the places, today and in the future.
Gabriele and Oscar Buratti