Parafernalia opens its doors in 1966 as a boutique situated amidst the artistic district of Milan: Brera. A mosaic of interesting objects and perfumes from all over the world meant the boutique became a meeting point for students and artists of the district, discussing and confronting their ideas.
With the birth of the laboratory, architects and designers met in the backroom of Parafernalia. Ideas with the taste of Design filled the store. From the circular mirror with a plastic orange rim to the fluorescent poster of Jimi Hendrix, objects signed by Parafernalia quickly become icons of the times.
Parafernalia ball pens became a reference point in Italian Design and production began at an industrial scale. At the MACEF exposition, a black monolith rose in the corner of the Parafernalia stand and behind a Plexiglas window in the monolith the first Parafernalia writing instruments were presented to the public.
Looking to the new millennium, the wave of Y2K rekindled the interest in modern design, giving new inspiration to the makers of Parafernalia and to return to the sense of its original philosophy – a meeting point for ideas in Design.
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