Modern, bold and spirited: exactly what you can expect from Markian.
Giorgetto, a bold bench-seat with style and storage. Aluminium arches, echoing the Vieira scallop motif, support luxuriously upholstered seating space. A Marblo by Markian shelf glides up through the arches providing ample storage space.
Customise Giorgetto to suit your space with your choice of Markian’s nine colourways, designed to delight your senses and enliven your space.
VIVID 2021 Emerging Design Awards Finalist
Fire-rated commercial grade upholstery foam.
Warwick commercial grade fabrics and leathers.
Marblo by Markian Solid Surface.
Recycled Aluminium/Stainless Steel.
Solid surfaces can be cleaned by wiping the surface with a damp cloth, then dry with a soft clean cloth or paper towel to prevent spotting.
8-10 weeks depending on volume of order.
“It wasn't an architect or a designer who invented objects, but an artisan.” - Giorgetto Giugiaro.
Giorgetto Giugiaro is, by general consent, the world's greatest living car designer, arguably the greatest to have ever lived. He was born in Garessio, Italy, in 1938. His father and grandfather were both oil painters, and Giugiaro quickly developed a passion for art. He studied art and technical design in Turin but had little interest in styling automobiles before one of his professors suggested that the automobile industry would pay him handsomely for his artistic talents.
In 1955, he began working for Fiat, joining Fiat’s Special Vehicle Design Study Department. Four years later, he moved on to the famous Gruppo Bertone styling centre. At Gruppo Bertone, he created some of his most notable work - the Aston Martin DB4 GT Jet Concept, Ferrari 250 GT Concept, Chevrolet Corvair Testudo Concept, Alfa Romeo Sprint, and the Fiat 850 Spider. In 1967, Giugiaro formed a partnership with Aldo Mantovani and founded a company near Turin, Italy, named Italdesign (later Ital Design/Giugiaro). The company’s portfolio includes the Alfa Romeo Alfasud, Lotus Esprit, Volkswagen Golf and Scirocco, Bugatti EB112, Saab 9000, Subaru SVX, and the DeLorean DMC 12.
Like the Alfa Romeo 105/115 Series Coupés, Giugiaro's earliest cars often featured tastefully arched and curving shapes, such as the De Tomaso Mangusta, Iso Grifo, and Maserati Ghibli. In the late 1960s, Giugiaro made increasingly angular designs, culminating in the "folded paper" era of the 1970s. Straight-lined designs such as the BMW M1, Lotus Esprit S1, and Maserati Bora followed. He changed again during the early 1990s, introducing a more curvy approach with his Lamborghini Calà, Maserati Spyder, and Ferrari GG50.
During his impressive 60-year career, Giugiaro styled cars for nearly every major automaker across the globe. He has designed 200 models with sales of more than 60m, and in 1999 a panel of respected international journalists and car industry leaders voted him “Car Designer of the Century”. Considering the breadth of his accomplishments, it is difficult to name anyone who has had a more significant influence on modern automotive design than Giorgetto Giugiaro.