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Vico Magistretti

born in 1920 Milan, Italy
died in 2006 Milan, Italy


. attended courses at the Champ Universitaire Italien de Lausanne in Switzerland.
. graduated from Politecnico di Milano in 1945.
. became a follower of Ernesto Nathan Rogers and initially worked in urban design in Milan.
. joined his father's studio in 1948.
. in 1959, took part in the "Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne" (CIAM) in Otterlo, Netherlands where he presented radical projects alongside other Italian architects.
. in 1950s, started to focus on industrial design.
. in 1956, contributed to the founding of ADI, the Italian Industrial Design Association.
. was honored with a retrospective exhibition in 2003 by the Italian city of Genoa.
. lectured in Milan, Venice, Rome, London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Aspen, Tokyo and Sao Paulo and was professor at the Domus Academy in Milan.
. taught at the Royal College of Arts for 20 years and was nominated as a Royal Designer.
. was a Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Incorporation of Architects.
. was appointed as a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and of the Comitato Scientifico of the Politecnico University in Milan.
. cooperated with important manufacturers,  such as: Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fontanarte, Fredericia, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, O'Luce, Schiffini, Olivari, Campeggi, Röstrand, Covo, and Thonet Vienna.
. his works have been in permanent exhibitions of the world's most important museums, including MoMA.

 

Awards:

The Gold Medal at the 9th Edition of the Triennial, 1951
The Grand Prix at the 10th Edition of the Triennial, 1954
Compasso d'Oro, 1967 and 1979
The Gold Medal of SIAD Society of Industrial Artists & Designers, 1986

 

Famous Works:

Carimate Chair, 1959, for Cassina S.p.A.
Selene Stacking Chairs, 1961, for Artemide SpA
Chimera Lamp, 1966, for Artemide SpA
Eclisse Lamp, 1965, for Artemide SpA
Demetrio 45 Stacking Tables, 1966, for Artemide SpA
Giuone Floor Lamp, 1969, for Artemide SpA
Cetra Lamp, 1969, for Artemide SpA
Gaudi Armchair, 1970, for Artemide SpA
Colleoni Lamp, 1970, for Knoll Inc.
Golem Chair, 1970, for Poggi
Maralunga Armchair, 1973, for Cassina S.p.A.
Atollo Lamp, 1977, for OLuce
Veranda Chair, 1983, for Cassina S.p.A.
Incisa Chair, 1992, for DePadova
Samarcanda Easy Chair, 1998, for Campeggi
 

Vico Magistretti Products in Designpedia

Selene
[1960-1969]

Maralunga
[1970-1979]

Incisa
[1990-1999]

Eclisse
[1960-1969]

Atollo
[1970-1979]

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