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Sapper for Alessi…design, elegance and engineering


Richard Sapper was one of the most important industrial designer of our age.

Who has died aged 83, 31 December 2015

He has combined the rationality and technical virtuosity of German design and engineering with the flair and elegance of Italian styling.

One of Sapper’s most important clients was  Alessi, for which he designed many items.

Alessi KettlePerhaps the most famous object is  9091 KETTLE of 1983

He also has worked for Artemide, designing Tizio lamp of 1972, that is undoubtedly the best known and remembered of Sapper’s designs.



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