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.

Bloomberry is an antiques dealer specialized in exquisite twentieth century design, founded in 2005 by Patricia Keurentjes and Leander Meerman. Our strength is that we read the past differently and do have a keen eye for yet little known masterpieces. Our company is housed in a former textile factory that spans 5.000 square meters. It is located just near Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands, within two hours from Amsterdam, Bruxelles and Cologne. Only part of the collection is shown on the website. A visit -  by appointment only - gives you the full insight.