Giovanni Gennari

Giovanni Gennari's production is uniquely characterized by the ironic and playful association with thought and language.

Giovanni Gennari is a designer based in Milan. He started to work as a creative in the field of advertising and in 2005 he founded the design studio Nobody&co with Alisée Matta.

Nobody&co. made its debut at Fuorisalone at Pitti Living, during Salone del Mobile 2006. On that occasion Bibliochaise, an armchair-bookcase that holds up to 5 metres of books, was presented for the first time.

Bibliochaise is an immediate international success. Over the years, Bibliochaise has also been invited to participate in numerous exhibitions and events around the world, France, Spain, Great Britain and Italy. In 2011 at London Design Week Bibliochaise Luna was presented. During Fuorisalone 2013 in Milan, the Bibliochaise and its Bibliopouf, a footstool inspired by the seat structure, were part of the exhibition 'Intorno al libro' (Around the book) curated by Beppe Finessi at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum. In May 2013 at Interiors London, the May Design Series, the Bibliochaise Gold, 24 carat, was presented in a limited edition.

Nobody&co. collaborates with many brands and cultural institutions. For instance Buddino, a set of 4 pudding molds in the shape of a small Buddha, is chosen to represent Italy at Mudam, and sold at the MoMA in San Francisco and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. In 2009, the Italian Art Director's Club chose to produce its Annual 2009/10 adopted the innovative design of the Nobody&co. catalogue, distinguished by its characteristic protruding corner base that allows it to stand out naturally among the books that crowd a library.

In 2017 Nobody&co. received the Milano Design Award.

In 2024 Giovanni Gennari starts a collaboration with Paradisoterrestre and Bibliochaise and Bibliopouf become part of its brand editions catalogue.

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