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Marco Zanuso Jr

designer, architect

Born in Milan in 1954, Marco Zanuso Jr studied architecture in Florence where he discovered architectural design and its main players such as Michele De Lucchi and Andrea Branzi.

During his stays in France, Spain and the United States, he became interested in more ecological architectural styles that use materials from nature. Through his artistic encounters, he took part in innovative projects and founded the Rastlos collective specializing in urban design projects.

After his studies, Marco Zanuso Jr joined various designers such as Achille Castiglioni, on architecture or design projects. He then joined his uncle Marco Zanuso Senior to work, for example, at the Teatro Piccolo in Milan.

In 1991, he opened his own design studio in Milan with Daniel Nava where he put his expertise at the service of companies and individuals. Subsequently, he worked for galleries and brands from many sectors. He then developed experimental products such as the Babila lamp for the lightings house Marset.

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“Understanding the beauty of darkness is a luxury and requires care to use it properly.”