I Balocchi: the Origin of an Icon
The icon of Fantini’s company par excellence, I Balocchi is the first series of colored fixtures to meet enormous success on the market. Young designers Paolo Pedrizzetti and Davide Mercatali presented the concept of I Balocchi to Giovanni Fantini in 1978 and the company embraced the unique ideas and pop colors, making history and breaking tradition.
“I joined the company in 1982, during the boom of the Balocchi series. It was immediately clear that working in Fantini was going to be very enjoyable,” recalls Daniela Fantini, CEO of Fantini, as she talks about the years in which I Balocchi became an icon of design.