assed away on the 31st December 2015, at the age of 83, Richard Sapper is possibly one of the most prolific designers of the twentieth century. Undisputed creative genius, innovative thinker and recipient of some of the most coveted design awards around (winner of 11 Compasso d’Oro awards), Richard Sapper designed a multitude of bestselling pieces. All of his pieces are still extremely current. They have entered the homes of millions of people and have subsequently become part of the collective imagery. The Tizio lamp for Artemide, the Algol TV and the Cube radio for Brionvega, the Grillo telephone for Siemens and the Alessi coffee makers; these are just some of the pieces which have become international icons in their own right. Throughout his career, Sapper didn’t only limit his talent to furniture design, in fact his creativity touched a number of different fields. He’s also remembered for having built fruitful partnerships with some of the most prestigious names of twentieth century design like Marco Zanuso, Gae Aulenti and Giò Ponti.