Richard Sapper

Winner of ten Compassi d'Oro, the German designer Richard Sapper (1932 - 2015) has ventured, in his almost sixty year career, in the design of the most varied objects, from cars to kettles, from furniture to the very first laptops. His multifaceted collaborations include brands such as Fiat, Pirelli, Alessi, B&B Italia, Knoll, Kartell, just to name a few. After his debut at Mercedes-Benz, in 1958 Sapper moved to Milan, where he worked with Gio Ponti, then with Marco Zanuso: with the latter he created some projects for Brionvega, including a series of televisions and the legendary Radio Cubo Ts502 (1962), typically '60s in its compact but harmonious form. In 1972 he designed another great cult object of the 20th century for Artemide, the Tizio halogen work lamp with adjustable head. In 1980, Sapper became the most important consultant for IBM, for which he designed, in 1995, the famous laptop Think Pad.

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