Architect, town planner, designer. Member of CIAM (1956). San Luca Academician (1967). Since 1983 he is Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art in London, where he was appointed Honorary Professor in 1990 and Senior Fellow in 1996. In 1986 he become Fellow Honoris Causa of RIA.S. in Aberdeen. In 1992 he was appointed Honorary Royal Designer for Industry of R.S.A. in London. “Laurea ad Honorem in Disegno Industriale”, Milan Polytechnic (2002). Member of Scientific Committee “Fondazione Politecnico di Milano” (2003).
Among the several awards he was given: gold medal at the 9th Triennale in 1951; “Gold Compasses” in 1967; two “Gold Compasses” in 1979; “Gold Compasses for his Career” in 1995; two gold medals and two silver medals at the Wiener Möbelsalons International in 1970; “Golden Chair” at the Möbelsalons in Köln, 1982; Gold Medal at S.I.A.D. in London; gold medal as “Design Apostle”, Milan, 1997. ”Premio Abitare il tempo” Verona 2005.
He has participated in exhibitions and held conferences in Europe, America and Japan. His design works are shown in permanent collections exhibited at the MOMA in New York and in other American and European museums.
He has worked on numerous important architectural projects in Italy and worldwide.
In the field of Industrial Design, he collaborated and still collaborates with major firms such as: Artemide – Cassina – De Padova – Flou – FontanArte – Fredericia – Fritz Hansen – Kartell – O’luce – Schiffini – Olivari – Campeggi – Röstrand – Covo – Thonet Wien.
Vico Magistretti for Serralunga:
Kew garden planters
Russel garden chairs