Vico Magistretti was born in Milan in 1920. After graduating with a degree in architecture, he joined his father's studio and took part in various editions of the Milan Triennial exhibition. He has won a number of awards, including the gold medal at the 9th Edition of the Triennial in 1951, and the Grand Prix at the 10th Edition of the Triennial in 1954.Read more
In the 1960's, Magistretti designed a series of lamps and furniture that have become best-sellers over the past few decades. His designs have been displayed in the major design exhibits worldwide, and are in the permanent exhibitions of many of the world's most significant museums.
Magistretti is an honorary member and visiting professor of the London Royal College of Art, and was nominated royal designer for industry. He is also an honorary member of the Royal Scottish Incorporation of Architects.