Architect Marcello Cuneo

Marcello Cuneo Marcello Cuneo,. Architec,to interior designer, industrial designer

Since the '60s, Architect Marcello Cuneo has been an exponent of the Italian interior design and industrial design that has become so well known all over the world as a synonim of high quality design.

His projects have received prestigious national as well as international awards.


Lampada Longobard

"Andrea Palladio" Award, 1967, Vicenza, for industrial design applied to ceramics, for the "Longobarda" table lamp

"Guten Industrieform" Award, 1978, Hannover for the "System 10" multipurpose chair produced by Comforto, Ahlen (Germany)

Honourable mentions at the XI "Compasso d'Oro", 1979, Milan, for his easy chair "Cross" produced by Arflex and for a loudspeaker produced by Ghieri, Milan

In 1974 he was a member of the Jury of the "Faenza" Prize for ceramics industrial products.


His projects have also been exhibited in Italy and abroad, in museums and exhibitions such as:

"Italy: new domestic landscape", 1972, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York (Longobarda lamp)

"Introduction to design", Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Longobarda lamp)

"Design and Design", Milan

"BIO", Lubiana

"Italienisches Mobel Design 1950-80" - Stadt Museum, Köln, Germany


Marcello Cuneo started collaborating in Milan with architect Gio' Ponti from 1962 to 1970, working with him to develop international projects such as office buildings, department stores, museums, churches and villas.

Since 1971 he has been working as a freelance professional in several fields, following his quite varied interests:

  • architecture: Residence "Le Corti" Milan, Hotel "Villa Odescalchi", Alzate Brianza
  • furniture: wood furniture, upholstered furniture, office furniture, lighting fixture
  • interior design and renovations: lighting project for the library of the University of Salzburg, Mino factory, cinema, ...
  • industrial design: laboratory containers for oceanographic researches; rolling mills for Mino, Alessandria...
  • textiles: ...
  • magazines: collboration with the interior design magazines "Ville e Giardini" and "Casa e Giardino", writing articles with ideas for home furnishing and renovations.

Recent Articles

  1. Poltrona Cross, progetto di Marcello Cuneo al Salone del Mobile di Milano

    Apr 17, 15 05:15 AM

    Poltrona Cross, disegnata nel 1974 per Arflex, è di nuovo in produzione ed è esposta al Salone del Mobile di Milano

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  2. Cross easy chair, design by Marcello Cuneo at Salone del Mobile in Milan

    Apr 17, 15 05:06 AM

    Cross easy chair, chair is in production again and it is exhibited at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Designed by Arch. Marcello Cuneo in 1974 for Arflex, MI

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  3. Marcello Cuneo. Architetto, designer, industrial designer.

    Feb 05, 15 02:34 AM

    Marcello Cuneo, architetto, industrial designer. Si è spento il 2 febbraio. I funerali si svolgeranno il 5, h11, Cimitero Lambrate, MI

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