Guido Parma

Construction Firm Employee Genoa / Italy

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Guido Parma
Guido Parma
Guido Parma
  • Address porto di lavagna, 16033 Genoa | Italy

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Guido Parma was born on the 22nd of July 1966 in Lavagna, Genoa. At a young age, attracted by his father and grandfather’s work – both shipwrights and carpenters, specialized in typical Ligurian boats – he joins the family’s business. Here, he learns traditional techniques such as mortise, steam bending and lamellar gluing. His path continues following the family activity until the beginning of the nineties, when his interest for ecology and ecological building melts together and mixes with the traditional techniques building up his passion for design. So he starts studying the topic, he especially ‘falls in love’ with the thinking and masterpieces made by Enzo Mari, Jean Prouvè and with the Nordic design. A few years later he founds his ecological design store and the prototypes of his own furniture. His main interest is the environment sustainability, and his path is alternated between this concept and the ecological building project, which he brings along with the idea to plan and build, not only the furniture but also all the surroundings in which we live, using different materials such as clay, natural fibers and wood. In a small lab, he projects and produces eco friendly furniture integrating his acquired knowledge with innovative techniques, the use of his computer (one of his many passions which has grown with him since he was a child) and the self-produced numerical control production system. These are all integral parts of his own project and furthermore he experiments different materials’ combinations such as iron and ceramic with wood, or special mortars that can cover many different surfaces thanks to their resistant and type of material finishing. The final pieces are the result of a careful research and the testing of different techniques and materials. The will is to have a final product that follows the dedicated philosophy with regard to the environment – from the choice of the materials to their manufacturing, to the finishing – rigorously hand made with high quality pigments and vegetable binders- ending with the wax or oil protective coat. APRIL 2013 – He participates as an exhibitor at the ‘fuori salone’ Tortona area AUGUST 2013 – His profile is selected for a publication on a book of new Italian designers – DESIGN FOR 2014 NOVEMBER 2013 – He is selected at Open Design – An international self-produced design competition. APRIL 2014 – He participates as an exhibitor at the ‘Fuori Salone Milan’ Tortona , Ventura Lambrate area