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Alberto Rosselli

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Alberto Rosselli

Alberto Rosselli is an Italian industrial designer who made significant contributions to the field of design in the 20th century. Born in 1921 in Milan, Italy, Rosselli studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan before embarking on a career in industrial design. He was a key figure in the development of Italian design during the post-World War II period, known for his innovative and functional designs that combined technical expertise with aesthetic sensibility. Rosselli's work spanned a wide range of products, from furniture and lighting to household appliances and electronics. He collaborated with several renowned Italian manufacturers, creating iconic designs that helped establish Italy as a global leader in industrial design. Rosselli's design philosophy emphasized simplicity, functionality, and the use of modern materials and production techniques. His designs were characterized by clean lines, geometric forms, and a focus on ergonomics and user experience. Some of his most famous works include the Jumbo coffee maker for Alessi, the Cubo chair for Marcatrè, and the Prisma table lamp for Fontana Arte. Rosselli's designs received numerous awards and accolades, including the Compasso d'Oro, Italy's highest honor for industrial design. He also played a significant role in design education, teaching at the Polytechnic University of Milan and influencing generations of young designers. Rosselli's legacy continues to inspire and shape the field of industrial design, with his work celebrated in museums and collections around the world.

Alberto Rosselli, Italian industrial designer, 20th century design, product design, furniture design, lighting design, ergonomics

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