Baleri Italia is an icon brand of the twentieth century, founded by Enrico Baleri and Marilisa Decimo in 1984, and carried on with tenacity and courage, to discover ever new trends and still unknown design protagonists, such as Philippe Starck; Enrico Baleri was the first to understand the great potential of the young French designer and to give him confidence by producing his first projects.
Characteristics of the company are the reflection of the years of sobriety and rigor form / function, the maximum expression of a certain idea of ??design, pragmatic and at the same time utopian and the pursuit of the authentic, non-obsolescent, inconspicuous, coherent, international object . Evergreen objects and collections have always been signed by great masters and debutants from the world of design, which later became style references, giving life to a classic-contemporary universe that today finds vitality, production, communication and commercial strength. The red rooster, wanted by the 2 founders, a Baleri Italia trademark, is a symbol of good wishes for optimism, good humor, luck. The choices of Enrico Baleri, cultured architect and refined protagonist of the history of Italian design, have characterized Baleri Italia’s stylistic choices and corporate philosophy for years, creating a unique brand in the panorama of Italian and international design, free of constraints and free of express yourself with experiments outside the usual framework.
Among the most iconic pieces it is necessary to mention the “Richard III” armchair of 1985 by Philippe Starck, originally designed for the private apartments of the Elysée by the President of the French Republic Francois Mitterand, which incorporates the most consumed type of bourgeois furniture, namely the padded relaxation armchair, emptying it, stylizing it, creating an object effect as a mask in a surprise technological game. Also by Philippe Starck is the “afè” Chair from 1984, designed for the Costes in Paris, the first of a very long series of successful chairs proposed by the French designer.
In the very selective catalog, also the 1992 “Cartoons” screen by Luigi Baroli, winner of the Compasso d’oro in 1994 in self-supporting corrugated cardboard, the “Mama” armchair by Denis Santachiara from 1995, welcoming and domestic, and the collection ” Tato ”, or the poufs and footrests Tato, Tatino and Tatone, by Enrico Baleri and Denis Santachiara, a summary of an intelligent design irony, with generous shapes and colorful coverings.