Architecture and design studio De Pas, D’Urbino & Lomazzi was founded in 1966 by a trio of important Italian designers of the same name. They are best known for unconventional seating designs such as the inflatable ‘Blow’ armchair and the kitschy ‘Joe’ sofa. They were created in the 60s and 70s using industrially advanced materials and technology at the time. They also planned and built industrial and residential buildings and extended their focus to the diverse areas of industrial products, including home and office equipment, lighting, electronics and bathroom fixtures.
Their works are in the design collections of several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, The Denver Art Museum in Colorado, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Design Museum of London, the Kunstgewerbe Museums in Zurich and Berlin, the Staatliches Museum fur angewandte Kunst in Munich, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Jerusalem Museum in Israel, the Triennale in Milan, and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein.
Jonathan De Pas passed away in 1991. D’Urbino and Lomazzi have continued to work together until 2017. Now they continue their activities independently.