Collection: Sapper, Richard

Richard Sapper (1932–2015) began his design career in the styling department of Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart, before transferring to Milan in 1958 to work with the Architect Gio Ponti. In the early 1960s Richard Sapper began a collaboration with Italian Architect Marco Zanuso. Renowned for their aesthetic of sculptural minimalism, they developed a series of televisions and radios for Brionvega, the K1340 stacking children's chair for Kartell and the compact folding Grillo telephone for Siemens/Italtel. After starting his own studio in 1959, Richard Sapper designed the Static clock for Lorenz, which won him his first Compasso d’Oro award in 1960. Richard Sapper continued to create design classics including Tizio for Artemide. With its understated linear form and dynamic functionality, Tizio immediately became an icon and a true masterpiece of design. Tizio remains one of the best-selling lamps ever produced, and is included in the Permanent Design Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Richard Sapper received numerous awards for his products, and his designs are represented in the permanent collections of many museums internationally. In 2012, Richard Sapper received the Merit Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2014, he received the Compasso d'Oro lifetime achievement award from the Associazione Design Industriale ADI. Products
Sapper, Richard