Gardella, Ignazio

(1905 - 1999)

Ignazio Gardella (1905 - 1999) was an Italian architect and designer. He graduated with a degree in engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1928. A year later he started to work on his first design, a churh in Alessandria, In the same town he built the Anti-tuberculosis dispensary of 1938. Both buildings are examples of his early, Rationalist work, after which he developed a less sober style, like the Casa Cicogna alle Zattere, Venice (1958 - 62).

In 1947 he co-founded the furniture and lighting company Azucena with fellow architects Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua.