Pio Manzù

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Pio Manzù, son of the famous italian sculptor Giacomo Manzù, designer who died prematurely in 1969, when he was just 30, has been defined by Gillo Dorfles «one of the most serious inventors of a new current in contemporary Italian design». In his short career Pio Manzù has left a strong sign in the field of design: he was the author of the Fiat 127, one of the most successful models in the history of the Italian motor industry, and has designed many objects for big firms such as the Parentesi light for Flos, together with Achille Castiglioni; the Cronotime for Ritz Italora (later produced by Alessi) and the desk tidy for Kartell. ... Más ... less
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