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Fede Cheti: 1936-1975. Marks of an Italian story

This paper tries to retrace the history of a company, the Fede Cheti, and of its homonymous founder, a figure of prominent role in the history of the Italian and Milanese design in the between the Thirties and the Sixties of the XX century. In the products of Fede Cheti, experimentations in the field of industrial textile merged with the highest form of decorative art of the time, producing carpets, interiors tapestries and furniture padding that will influence the taste and the style of almost half century. Participations to the Trienniali of Milano, the international rewards e the exhibitions all around the world, the main publications, and above all the research on the authentic documents, are here reported trying to delineate clearer as possible this little episode in the history of design and decorative arts in Italy in the XX century.

Questo articolo è stato pubblicato in AIS/Design Storia e Ricerche, numero 2 ottobre 2013

Chiara Lecce

Chiara Lecce received her MA in Interior Design (2008) and her PhD in Interior Architecture & Exhibition Design (2013; with the thesis: “Living Interiors in the Digital Age: the Smart Home”) from the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2008 she has been engaged in teaching activities, in History of Design classes and Interior Design studio, at the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano, collaborating with professors Giampiero Bosoni and Ico Migliore. Since 2013 she has been managing editor of the scientific journal PAD (Pages on Arts and Design) and member of AIS/Design (Italian Association of Design Historians). She is the author of several articles featured in various design journals. She is currently research fellow and lecturer at the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano, with a focus on exhibition design history and methodologies. In 2016 she was a tutor within the H2020 European project “Design for Enterprises”. Since 2009 she has been collaborating with the Franco Albini Foundation and with other Italian design archives, while continuing to work as a freelance interior designer.

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