Vico Magistretti was born in Milan, Italy in 1920 and was to become a world renowned architect, town planner and designer. He became a member of CIAM in 1959 and was made an Honorary Professor at the Royal College of Art in London in 1990. In 1992 he was made Honorary Royal Designer for Industry at the London R.S.A. And then in 2002 received the honorary degree in Industrial Design from the Milan Polytechnic. Magistretti was a participant in design exhibitions and lectured in Europe, America and Japan. He worked with many major manufacturing companies producing iconic designs that are in the permanent collections of the MOMA, New York and in many other American and European museums. His architectural works include the church of Santa Maria Nascente in Milan, the Bassetti house in Azzate, the Bianchi house in Ghiffa, the Arosio and Gardella houses in Arenzano, the Cassina house in Carimate and the Tanimoto house in Tokyo. Vico Magistretti died in 2006.
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