Guscio, symbol of formal and technological innovation

Zanotta was awarded its first Compasso d’Oro in 1968 with the Guscio hut designed by Roberto Menghi.

An emblematic object of formal and technological innovation, the Guscio is one of the symbols of Aurelio Zanotta’s intuition and extraordinary entrepreneurial skill. “After having seen and lived in various types of tents, tukuls and huts, I got the desire to design something like a comfortable though small “refuge” that could be enlarged at will,” said Menghi. He designed his Guscio with prefabricated elements made of polyester glass in keeping with his drawings that can be assembled and disassembled. A full, rounded shape that stresses a unique functional simplicity in comparison with nature. Every element can contain from 2 to 4 people. It rests on a floor made of solid larch wood, either natural or painted white, and is supplied with 2 or 4 beds (bunk beds), 2 wardrobes, a mobile ceiling-mounted telescopic ventilator and a window for draught. For dreaming beneath the stars.

(the product Guscio mentioned in this article has been discontinued)