WILLY RIZZO for MARIO SABOT, Set of 3 Large Showcases / Shelves / Bookcases, Burl Walnut and Brass, circa 1970


  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Willy Rizzo
  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Mario Sabot or Cidue
  • Period:1960 to 1980, 20th century - Mid-century
  • Country of Origin:Italy
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):206cm x 270cm x 50cm
  • Weight:240kg
  • Number of components:3
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Design, Hollywood Regency
  • Materials:Metal, Wood, Walnut
  • Price:5700 €

Willy Rizzo for Mario Sabot, 1970s.
Set of 3 bookcases and shelves with interior lighting in walnut or ash burl and brass, very qualitative.
Very good original condition, original anti-scratch varnish perfectly preserved.

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Willy Rizzo's works were distributed worldwide in the 1970s / 80s / 90s.

Biography:
The Italian designer and photographer Willy Rizzo (1928-2013) made a name for himself in the 1960s as a photographer, he developed in the 1970s a passion for interior design and launched a second successful career as designer of luxury furniture. He then edited his pieces at Mario Sabot, Cidue, ...
Born in Naples in 1928 in the 1940s, he began his career as a journalist. His reputation continued to grow and he was soon hired by France Dimanche to draw portraits of rich and famous personalities at events such as the Cannes festival. The charm of Willy Rizzo opens the doors of royalty, dignitaries. has photographed dozens of stars, including Brigitte Bardot, Maria Callas, Salvador Dalí, Marlene Dietrich, Jane Fonda, Gene Kelly, and Gregory Peck. He also befriends famous personalities like Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Jack Nicholson. In 1962, he captured some of Marilyn Monroe's last moments.
In 1968, it was in Rome that Willy Rizzo began his career as a furniture designer, starting in his own apartment. At first for personal use, Willy Rizzo created a series of unique pieces inspired by modernist icons like Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.
Like Romeo Rega, he acquired an international reputation as a designer for the rich and famous. His team has 150 employees and he opens boutiques around the world.