60 selected projects, 51 pages, numerous photographs and a thousand sketches, some unpublished, are used here to illustrate one of the major exponents of Italian design. This is an elegant Vico Magistretti, one with a light touch, who designed, or rather provided over the telephone to his manufacturing friends, the input for so many of the objects present in our homes today. Beppe Finessi brilliantly describes and explains some of the great Milanese architect’s most interesting projects and objects. Vico Magistretti is one of the major figures in Italian design. Known all over the world, he has designed pieces for key manufacturers and has won the Compasso d’oro prize several times. He taught at and is an honorary member of London’s Royal College of Art. His works are a continuous source for study and are exhibited in the world’s top museums yet, due to their exceptional functionality, they are also just as easily found in our homes.