Book 50+30: 25 kinds of design @ 50 books | 50 covers
The pop-up book that celebrates 50 years of Living Divani and 30 years of Piero Lissoni as Art Director has been chosen among the best design books and covers of 2020. AIGA, the professional association for design based in New York, announced the results of the prestigious 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2020, which selected the best graphic works among 696 proposals from 36 countries, recognizing and showing the excellence of design in a year marked by an unprecedented change. With graphics signed by Lissoni Graph.x, 50 + 30: 25 kinds of design, is a volume that releases the lightness, meticulous attention to every little detail and the delicate expressiveness that distinguish the Company, which has made its way onto the design scene with its sophisticated, experimental vision, young, playful. Short stories to be read at breakneck speed and glossy images, which move away from a purely illustrative dimension to tell, from different points of view, what the imagination of Living Divani is, made up of geometry, color, symmetries, details. It begins with a brief introduction on history and then plunges headlong into the most famous products divided for decades: 25 stories that follow one another, accompanied in parallel by the representation of the headquarters, which expands and grows exponentially in the transformation from a artisanal laboratory to an industrial reality with a strong international reputation with more than 60 employees and a global network. The winning books can be viewed online in the AIGA Winners Gallery, and will be archived in both the permanent collection of the AIGA Design Archives, and in the AIGA collection at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University's Butler Library in New York City.