1916 - 2001

Marco ZANUSO

Throughout his career, the designer observed the various stages of production in order to develop a number of experiments and innovations while reflecting on socio-cultural issues. His creative and innovative approach can be seen in pieces such as the Lady armchair (1951), the Lambda chair (1963) and the 275 lamp (1965). Biography Marco Zanuso was born in Italy in 1916. He studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, then opened his own practice in 1945. He then co-edited Domus magazine with Ernesto N. Rogers. During his lifetime, he received numerous awards: multiple gold medals and the Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale, as well as five Compasso d'Oro awards between 1956 and 1985. In 1957, Zanuso began a collaboration with the famous German designer Richard Sapper. Together, they produced a range of highly functional televisions and radios. These products greatly influenced the use of plastic in various consumer products, and consequently led to a reduction in prices.

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