Rodolfo Bonetto: Aki Modern Umbrella Stand

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$249.00
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Rodolfo Bonetto: Aki Modern Umbrella Stand
Designed by Rodolfo Bonetto in 1968
B-Line, Italy.

The Aki Umbrella Stand was designed by Italian designer Rodolfo Bonetto and is made by B-Line in Italy. This beautiful and practical umbrella stand is made of rotomoulded polythene which can withstand any type of environment. Aki is Autumn in Japanese. Aki is an unusual art object that is also functional. Even an umbrella stand can become a source of pleasure in everyday life, thanks to its opalescent or solid colors and geometric shape. Currently available in ice white or blue.

Material: polythene plastic.
Size: 18.90" wide x 13.78" height x 7.87" deep (48cm x 35cm x 20cm).

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Biography: Rodolfo Bonetto (1929/1991), Italy:
Born in Milan in 1929, Rodolfo Bonetto abandoned a successful career as a jazz drummer to devote himself to the profession of designer. He started up his own business in 1958 and in the years that followed worked in a large number of industrial fields ranging from the designing of tooling machines to clocks, lamps, ski boots, surgical lasers and motorcars (Pininfarina). Mr. Bonetto personified the saying,"a designer should be able to design anything." Being self-taught, he was so keenly oriented towards design praxis as to provide an important contribution to the teaching of industrial design at the Hochschule f�r Gestaltung in Ulm and later on at Isia in Rome. He was awarded eight Gold Compasses, the last of which was for his own professional career.