Marco Zanuso & Richard Sapper

Marco Zanuso & Richard Sapper

Marco Zanuso & Richard Sapper

Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper are the creators behind the true modern design masterpieces, Radio Cubo.

Designer, urban planner and architect, Marco Zanuso has stood since the Second World War as a leading protagonist in the Modern Movement cultural debate. Winner of the Gold Medal and the Triennale Grand Prize, in 1956 he contributed to the creation of the Golden Compass, a prestigious award he has won five times.

Besides Brionvega, he has donated his expertise to Arflex, Borletti, Gavina, Bonacina, Kartell, Siemens: many of his works are in the MoMA – Museum of Modern Art Design collection in New York. Numerous collaborations illustrious during his career: the most significant ones stand out with brothers Livio, Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni and Richard Sapper. Along with this has created – in 1962 – Doney, the TV for Brionvega.

A successful challenge for the Italian brand, repeated – in the following years with the design of televisions Sirius (1964) and Black (1969) and the Radio Cubo. Over the years he has lent his expertise on the subject in the academic field, as demonstrated by the 30 years of teaching at the Polytechnic of Milan (1961-1991).
Creator of true modern design masterpieces, the Austrian, Richard Sapper has designed objects which have become cult icons over time, such as the Alessi kettle (1984), the Tizio lamp for Artemide and the Grillo telephone for Siemens… As well as, of course, Brionvega radios and televisions.

Eleven times Golden Compass, worked throughout his career with Fiat, Pirelli, IBM and Mercedes Benz. He was with the German automaker that began his career as a designer in the styling department, before moving to Milan, where he worked with the architect Gio Ponti before and with the design department of the Rinascente.

In 1959 when, together with the designer Marco Zanuso, he became a style consultant for Brionvega. The creative couple will realise, in a few years, some of the major masterpieces of design of those years, as the TV Doney, and Sirius Black and Radio Cubo.