Vico Magistretti was born in Milan in 1920 and died in 2006.
After graduating from Milan Polytechnic in 1945, where he met Gio Ponti and Piero Portaluppi, he immediately started working in his father’s studio. He mainly designed home and living space products and soon made a name for himself in Milan that was then home to a growing industry of design, developing an extremely expressive, unmistakable language.
At the end of the forties he took part in various editions of the Triennale in Milan and in 1956 he was one of the founding members of the ADI, the Italian Industrial Design Association.
In 1986, he received a gold medal from the SIAD (Society of Industrial Artists and Designers).
Working for FontanaArte during the years 1998 to 2003, he designed the Ananas and Bruco wall lamps, the Margaret lamp with supporting bag and the Morocco hanging lamp.