Milano, 1905-1999

Gardella graduates in engineering in 1928 and is a rigorous interpreter of Rationalism in the 1930s, with buildings such as Alessandria’s Anti-Tubercular Dispensary (1936). After WWII his buildings are embellished with elements from the rural tradition, such as the Borsalino Houses once again in Alessandria, (1952).



— Digamma poltrona, Gavina 1950
Ignazio Gardella
His House at the Zattere in Venice (1957) is one of the most widely acclaimed examples of introducing modern architecture into a monumental historical setting.
— Dispensario antitubercolare, Alessandria 1934-1938
— Ignazio Gardella, Franco Albini, Quartiere Mangiagalli, Milano 1950-1952
He also designs products for Azucena, Gavina, and Kartell. He wins the President of the Republic’s Gold Medal at the Venice Biennial (1996).
— LTA3 Arenzano lampada, Azucena 1956
— Tavolo esposto alla X Triennale di Milano, 1954

He has been an honorary member of RIBA and the Academy of San Luca.