Milanese architect and designer (1891-1979).
He graduated from the Polytechnic of Milan and began his activity in 1921 collaborating with Mino Fiocchi and Emilio Lancia. From 1923 to 1930 he was the artistic director of Richard-Ginori; he designed a complete collection awarded at the Paris expo in 1925. In 1927 he joined a production of elite furniture with Domus New, a cheap collection for the rebirth.
In 1928 he founded Domus Magazine, which he directed until his death. Since 1933 he has been the artistic director of Fontana Arte, for which he created tables and lamps. He's the standard bearer of Italian design participating as protagonist and supporting the Biennials of Monza, then three years of Milan, the Compasso D’oro Award, and the ADI (association for industrial design).
He collaborates with various artists, including Piero Fornasetti and he created the famous “superleggera for Cassina” in 1957.