He designed automobiles, taxis, and tractors for Fiat, lighting and appliances for Olivetti, packaging for Form, Industrial Design, Style Auto, and Interiors, and wrote for Form, Industrial Design, Style Auto, and Interiors. He created the Parentesi lamp, which Achille Castiglioni finished in the late 1970s.
Pio Manzu died in a car accident when he was 30 years old. Manzu also designed cars such as the Fiat 127 and was a founding member of the International Research Centre on Environmental Structures.
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