Portrait of Italian designer and architect Sergio Asti

Sergio Asti

Italian designer and architect

Sergio Asti (May 25, 1926, Milan) is an influential Italian designer and architect. Sergio Asti graduated with a degree in architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 1953 and opened his studio in Milan the same year. Since 1956, he has been a founding member of the influential Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI).

His most important designs include the 1956 kitchen system for Boffi and a soda syphon for Saccab, for which he won the silver medal at that year’s Triennale di Milano, as well as the 1957 acrylic lamps for Kartell, the series of marble vases designed for Atelier International in the 1960s, and the 1970 folding chair for Zanotta. Asti has designed furniture, lighting, appliances and decorative objects for such companies as ArtemideArteluce, Brionvega, Candle, Fontana Arte, Kartell, Knoll International, Martinelli Luce, and Poltronova. read more

He was awarded the Compasso d’Oro in 1962 for his Marco glass vase, manufactured by Salviati, and multiple silver and gold medals at the Triennale di Milano. His work has been exhibited at the Triennale di Milano, Eurodomus, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and many other European venues.

Last updated: December 27, 2018

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