The illy Art Collection, the famous collection of art objects for daily use, is enhanced by two new artist-designed cans, signed by Gillo Dorfles, one of the most eclectic figures in the world of Italian art and culture.
For the illy Art Collection the artist has taken inspiration from some of his works from the end of the 1930s, made with egg tempera: a technique favoured by the great masters of the fifteenth century.
Gillo Dorfles is a philosopher, an artist and a tireless explorer of taste, fashion and techniques. He is an art critic, intellectual, sociologist of the arts, semiologist and scholar of aesthetics. He has been one of the keenest observers of the development of art and aesthetics since the 1940s. Since the 1930s Gillo Dorfles has pursued his own career as an artist alongside his academic career as a professor of aesthetics. He has written numerous essays on the latest developments in the arts and social behaviour.