Vico Magistretti (1920 - 2006) studied in Lausanne and Milano. He was one of the main protagonists of the design of the ´60s and´ 70s. His work includes the classic "Eclisse" lamp (1966), the armchair "Maralunga" (1973 ) and the lamp "Atoll" (1977). In 1997, the Milan Furniture Fair dedicated him a monographic exhibition alongside Gio Ponti. Magistretti believed that for a design to be enduring, it had to be both beautiful and useful. And indeed, around 80% of Magistretti´s designs are still in production.