Since it began making furniture in the 19th century, the Tagliabue family name has been synonymous with expert craftsmanship in wood. In the 1980s, the family founded Emmemobili to explore contemporary and cutting-edge aesthetics with the material – through high concept forms and precision execution, Emmemobili designs always find themselves within the intersection of design and fine art. Switch Modern presents a curated range of award-winning designs – tables, shelving, consoles, and storage cabinets – designed by Emmemobili’s artistic director, Ferruccio Laviani.
Ferruccio Laviani (born 1960 in Italy) graduated from the Istituto Professionale Internazionale per l'Artigianato Liutario e del Legno di Cremona in 1978 and went on to earn a degree from the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1986. He additionally attended the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan from 1982 to 1984. An architect and designer, Laviani first began working for Michele De Lucchi in 1983, later becoming a partner before he opened his own studio in Milan in 1991. He has since worked with a number of well-known brands including De Padova, Emmemobili, Flos, Foscarini, Kartell, Moroso, and Society (Limonta).