Vico Magistretti

Vico Magistretti

Italia

A graduate of the Politecnico di Milano University in 1945, Magistretti became a follower of Ernesto Nathan Rogers. He worked initially in urban design in Milan.

In the 1950s he moved into the field of mass-produced furniture and lamps. Some became museum pieces. Among other, he worked for the following companies: ArtemideCassinaDe PadovaFlouFritz hansenKartellSchiffini.

Magistretti's works have been shown in the most important international museums in Europe, USA, and Japan. Some have also been included in various permanent exhibitions museums such as MoMa.

Vico Magistretti received many awards, among which: the Gold Medal at the 1951 Trienniale, the Grand Prix at the 1954 Trienniale, two Compasso d'Oro awards in the years 1967 and 1979 as well as the Gold Medal of the Chartered Society of Industrial Artists & Designers in 1986.

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