Silent Masters tells the stories of architects and designers who have made significant contributions to design culture without much fanfare.

Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi

1916 - 2005

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Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi

1916 - 2005
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Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi’s early life story was highly dramatic, not something normally associated with architects – he fought as a partisan fighter (alongside his friend writer Primo Levi) for the Italian Resistance during World War II and was briefly arrested and imprisoned though he managed to escape.

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Miguel Milà

1931 - present

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Miguel Milà

1931 - present
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Visitors to Barcelona (and in fact may other places worldwide) are probably unaware that when they stop for a rest on a public bench they are most likely sitting on a design by Miguel Milà (or perhaps by his son Gonzalo, yet another talented designer in the family).

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Junzo Yoshimura

1908 - 1997

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Junzo Yoshimura

1908 - 1997
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Junzo Yoshimura could be described as the most classical among contemporary Japanese architects. The foundation of his approach to composition lies in the combination of basic building elements into a hierarchical virtuosity, which transforms the archetype into many different iterations, depending on the needs that the structure must fulfill.

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Melchiorre Bega

1898 - 1976

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Melchiorre Bega

1898 - 1976
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With their focus on clean line and use of space, Bega’s interiors challenged and disturbed established bourgeois design traditions.

From the intimate to the monumental, he was comfortable working at any scale.

“I always dreamt of building in steel, because steel for me has an emotional power.” – Melchiorre Bega

“The Galfa Tower reaches a beauty that is immediately understood and loved because it embodies the shape of a technical, esthetic and representative truth. — Gio Ponti

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