Richard Sapper

designer (1932 - 2015)

Richard Sapper was born in 1932 in Monaco. Here he studied philosophy, graphics, engineering and economics. Between 1956 and 1958 works in the projects of Mercedes Benz. In 1958 he moved to Milan.

Initially, he worked with Gio Ponti, later for Rinascente. Together with Marco Zanuso, designs radios and televisions for Brionvega, the Grillo telephone for Siemens, furniture and lamps and much more. Between 1970 and 1976 has been a consultant to Fiat and Pirelli for passenger cars and accessories, and later, for IBM worldwide.

Since 1986, teaches at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Among his best known works, the kettles are set for Alessi (1984) and the Tizio lamp (1972) for Artemide.

Receives five times the Golden Compass. Currently, he teaches design at the Akademie der Industrie Lehrstuhl Fur Bildenden Kunste Stuttgart.

He graduated in Economics in Monaco. He has also completed studies in graphics, engineering and philosophy. 

In 1956 he started working for the Mercedes-Benz Design Centre in Monaco. 

In 1957 he moved to Milan. Work study by Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli. Since 1959 worked at the studio of Marco Zanuso and their cooperation will last until 1977. 

From 1970 to 1976 he was consultant for several prototypes of Fiat cars and Pirelli. 

Collaborate with Gae Aulenti in 1972. 

Since 1981, became a consultant in product design and designs for IBM laptops, for example is his design of the ThinkPad 770. 

He has designed several design objects including the Tizio lamp for Artemide. 

He won the Golden Compass ten times. 

He has taught at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and currently teaches at the Akademie der Künste in Stuttgart Bildenden.

Televisore Doney per Brionvega con Marco Zanuso (1962)
Sedia in lamiera Lambda per Gavina con Marco Zanuso (1963)
Sedia per bambini 4999 con Marco Zanuso per Kartell (1964)
Televisore Algol per Brionvega con Marco Zanuso (1964)
Radio TS502 con Marco Zanuso per Brionvega (1964)
Telefono Grillo con Marco Zanuso per Siemens (1965)
Televisore a cubo Black per Brionvega con Marco Zanuso (1970)
Lampada Tizio per Artemide (1972)
Minitimer per Terraillon (1974)
Radioregistratore Soundbook per Brionvega (1974)
Radio TS505 con Marco Zanuso per Brionvega (1977)
Caffettiera 9090 per Alessi (1979)
Bollitore Teakettle per Alessi (1983)
Maniglia Laser per Olivari (1988)
Computer portatile Leapfrog per IBM (1993)
Macchina per caffè espresso Coban per Alessi (1997)
Caffettiera Espresso Elettrica RS07 per Alessi (2002)
Grattugia Todo per Alessi (2004)
Sedia Tosca per Magis (2007)
Orologio Static (1960)
Progetto La cintura di Orione per Alessi