Sergio Asti (1926 – 2021) Italian Designer and Architect

Treperte Marble Table designed by Segio Asti
Treperte Marble Table designed by Segio Asti

Sergio Asti (1926-2021) was an Italian industrial designer and architect best known for his work for Zanotta, Gabbianelli, Salviati, FontanaArte, Artemide, and Knoll.

Asti was born in the city of Milan. In 1956, he founded his design firm after graduating from the Polytechnic University of Milan with a degree in architecture. He was one of the founding members of the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale in the same year.

He built a soda syphon for Saccab while still a student, and it became a symbol of 1950s Italian design. It was nominated for a Compasso d’Oro in 1956, and it was shown at the Milan Triennial in 1957 and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He went on to win the Compasso d’Oro in 1962 for his Salvati glass vase “Marco,” which may be found in the permanent collections of both the Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is part of the Triennale di Milano museum’s permanent collection.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art owns the “Dada” ceramic teapot, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum own the “Boca” stainless steel flatware, and the Museum of Modern Art holds the “Daruma” lamp.

Asti created several buildings, including private houses in Brienno and Arenzano, with his regular colleague Sergio Favre (1927–1967).

Sources

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, August 2). Sergio Asti. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:03, September 20, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sergio_Asti&oldid=1036772323

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