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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Piero Fornasetti

Fratelli Castiglioni

Joe Colombo

Nanda Vigo

Ettore Sottsass

Marco Zanuso

Luigi Caccia Dominioni

Ico Parisi

Charles & Ray Eames

Gae Aulenti

Pietro Chiesa

Vico Magistretti

Giotto Stoppino

Tobia Scarpa

Carlo Nason

Marcello Cuneo

Vittorio Dassi

Paolo Buffa

Max Ingrand

Gastone Rinaldi

Pia Guidetti Crippa

Gaetano Pesce

Richard Sapper

Ingo Maurer

Gabriella Crespi

Paul McCobb

Paul Tuttle

Nendo

Alvaro Siza

Carl Jacob Jucker

Ernesto Basile

Sergio Mazza

Osvaldo Borsani

Oscar Torlasco

Le Corbusier

Willy Rizzo

Gaetano Sciolari

Carlo De Carli

Angelo Lelli

Gino Sarfatti

Marcel Breuer

Carlo Scarpa

Massimo & Lella Vignelli

Aldo Tura

Verner Panton

Guglielmo Ulrich

Franco Albini

Angelo Mangiarotti

Enzo Mari

Tito Agnoli

Eero Saarinen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Alessandro Mendini

Cleto Munari

Carlo Mollino