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Marco Zanuso

Birthdate
1916
Nationality
Italian
Occupation
Designer

Marco Zanuso was born in 1916 and died in 2001 in Milan. He was an Italian architect and designer who created the idea of good design. He studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic.

He opened his own design agency in 1945. Early in his career, he established the theories and ideals of the movement Modern Design in Domus magazine created by Gio Ponti and was the publisher from 1947 to 1949, as well as for the architectural magazine Casabella from 1952 to 1956.

He won several Gold Medals and the Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale as well as five Compasso d'Oro between 1956 and 1985.

In 1957, he became the partner of designer Richard Sapper. Together, from 1958 to 1977, they developed objects and furniture for the home. They became consultants for Brionvega where they created, in particular, the TS502 radio in 1964. They had a decisive impact on the arrival of plastic objects in homes.

In 1965, he created the timeless table lamp Zanuso, an iconic design available in our e-shop.

According to Marco Zanuso, the shape of an object to be produced is a synthesis of chance, experimentation and innovation in the actual process that unites creativity, production and socio-cultural context.

"I love to bring into existence that which I identify as the complexity of the project," explains Marco Zanuso.

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I love to bring into existence that which I identify as the complexity of the project.
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