I was rummaging through my stacks
and came across this
excellent catalog from the Triennale Museum
on Franco Albini:
"Zero Gravity: Franco Albini: Construire Modernita"
Everyone thinks of Franco for his
furniture, especially the pieces he did for Knoll,
but he was an amazing architect,
and as I dig-dugged through the catalog
I noticed how killer his staircases were,
so here they are,
not a ton of them,
but enough for you to get a feel for his
sense of proportion and balance….
He's a suave mother fucker no?
A little pissed looking in most photos,
but not bad….
This is from an apartment building lobby
I will be making a pilgrimage my next trip.
Apartment building lobby
Galleria di Palazzo Rosso
Not sure what
"Nouve Terme Luigi Zoja" is,
but he designed a staircase for it.
Franco Albini pointing up with Walter Gropius.
Attic staircase landing
Location not specified
Handle for the stairs of the
Metro in Milano.
Inspecting Venini glass vases
at an Italian design festival in Helsinki.
He should have designed some glass,
it would have been amazing,