Vico Magistretti - (Milan, 1920 – 2006) was a designer, architect and urban planner. He graduated in architecture in 1945 and during the post-war period he was actively involved in reconstruction efforts through the MSA (Movimento Studi Architettura), of which he was co-founder, and designed for INA – Casa and QT8. His most significant architectural designs in Milan include the Torre al Parco residential building and the Corso Europa office building. In 1956 he was a founding member of ADI and he won the Compasso d’Oro in 1967 for the Eclisse lamp by Artemide, in 1979 for the Atollo lamp by Oluce and the Maralunga sofa by Cassina. Creator of various objects that have become contemporary icons, he collaborated with international brands such as DePadova, Flou, Kartell, Cassina, Acerbis, Serralunga, Nemo and more. Since 1967 he was a member of the Accademia di San Luca and the Royal College of Art in London.