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Richard Sapper (30 May 1932 – 31 December 2015) was a German industrial designer who was based in Milan for much of his career. He is considered to be one of the most influential figures of post-war Italian design. His products typically feature a combination of technical innovation, simplicity of form, and an element of wit and surprise. Sapper received numerous awards and distinctions, including 11 Compasso d'Oro awards, the Raymond Loewy Foundation's Lucky Strike Designer Award, and the German Order of Merit. Examples of his work are held by museums such as the Victoria and Albert (V&A) and Design Museum in London, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the ADI Design Museum in Milan, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York – which counts over 17 of his designs in its collection.
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The influential industrial designer worked on a wide variety of products including kitchen appliances, electronics, furniture, and cars. He received many international design awards: the Raymond Loewy Foundation's Lucky Strike award and ten Compasso d’Oro awards. His products became part of the permanent collections of many museums, notably MoMA in New York and London's Victoria & Albert Museum.
Artist, Designer, Furniture Designer, Industrial Designer
Richard Sapper, Richard Frank Sapper
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