Vico Magistretti is one of the most gifted Italian designers of the 20th century.
Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) was in Industrial designer born in Milan. Part of a family of architects, Magistretti earned his degree from the Politecnico di Milano in 1945 and joined his father’s firm. In the post-World War II period, he was involved in the reconstruction and was one of the founders of MSA (Movement for Architectural Studies). In 1967, he received the Compasso d’Oro for his Ecclisse lamp, produced in collaboration with Artemide. He has been an honorary fellow at the Royal college of Art since 1983.