Due Più by Nanda Vigo

Due Più by Nanda Vigo for Acerbis Design

Nanda Vigo’s seat known as Due Più armchair is an astonishing, enigmatic object where the use of two rollers that look like they’re floating makes for truly unique features. Futurist in aspect, we can see it as an emblematic design blending Vigo’s two souls: the esprit de géométrie that shines through the minimalist metallic structure with its light reflection, and an eccentric, pioneering spirit apparent in the use of Mongolian fur. Currently presented by Acerbis with a steel frame and furs reclaimed from food industry waste, according to circular economy principles that make it compatible with contemporary ethics.

We are proud to announce that the Due Più armchair by Nanda Vigo won the Archiproducts Design Awards 2023.

About Nanda Vigo

Nanda Vigo was born in Milan in 1936. She lives in Milan and East Africa.
She was interested in art from a very young age when she spent time in the company of Filippo de Pisis, a family friend, and when she saw the architecture of Giuseppe Terragni from whom – we might guess – she learnt to pay attention to light.
After having graduated from the Institut Polytechnique, Lausanne, and having studied further in San Francisco, in 1959 she set up her own studio in Milan. From then on the basic theme of her art was the conflict/harmony between light and space, something the artist uses in her art work as well as in her architecture and design. From 1959 on she frequented the studio of Lucio Fontana, and then she became close to the artists who had founded the Azimut gallery in Milan, Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani. In that period, due to her journeys for her numerous exhibitions throughout Europe (more than 400 solo and group shows), Vigo came to know the artists and places of the ZERO movement in Germany, the Netherlands, and France.

Via Nanda Vigo


Serenissima – Acerbis Design

Serenissima – Acerbis Design

Serenissima is designed by Lella and Maximo Vignelli.

In 1870, Benvenuto Acerbis started in Albino, at the entrance of Val Seriana. He produced mainly hard wood furnishings. Their formal shapes looked like the barocchetto piemontese and the sober Lombard style. From the very beginning, Acerbis emphasizes the relation between technical innovation and respect for the natural materials, which will always be the basis of experiences of the firm.

The arrival of the second generation introduces some important changes. Starting new collaborations with different architects, Marino Acerbis begins a typological re-invention of the cabinet furniture, and adds to the traditional cupboard a more modern interpretation. At the same time Marino introduces the use of paints and synthetic polishing, especially the red enameling, which breaks the monopoly of oak and wax varnish.

Lodovico Acerbis is the current owner. The third generation. The firm operates both in Italy, which represents the main market with the 30% of turnover, and in the rest of the world, thanks to a network of a selected retailers. With the arrival of Lodovico’s son Enrico, who takes care of the marketing and works along with his father for the product strategies, and of his brother and architect Marco, which collaborates for the design of the new models, the firm enters in its fourth generation well ready to face the present-days challenges