In 1977, Zambonini and Michael Kalil founded the Open Atelier of Design (initially the Open Atelier of Design and Architecture). The OAD's philosophy combined a design school with an apprentice program and working design studio, seeking to balance practice and application with theory and history. Through the Open Atelier, Zambonini merged interior design, architecture, industrial design and theater, emphasizing process exploration through drawing and full-scale making.
Instructors and lecturers at the Open Atelier included Marco Frascari, George Ranalli, Lauretta Vinciarelli, Peter Eisenman, Richard Serra, Steven Holl, Jean Gardner, and Allan Wexler, among others
CitationDonald Judd, Giuseppe Zambonini, and Lauretta Vinciarelli.
circa 1977. Giuseppe Zambonini papers; Biographical and teaching (KA0130.01). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
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