- Creator / Artist / Designer:WILLY RIZZO ( 1928 - 2013 )
- Period:1960 to 1980, 20th century - Mid-century
- Country of Origin:France
- Dimensions (H x W x D):70cm x 50cm x 50cm
- Weight:5 Kg
- Number of components:1
- Style:Design, Brutalist, Hollywood Regency
- Materials:Metal, Silvered bronze, Synthetic
Desk lamp / table, type "ice cube" or "rock crystal", salmon color or cognac.
Frame in silvered bronze ( see nickel ), high quality of assembly and welding (see photos).
Resin foot (30cm x 19cm).
Willy Rizzo's works were distributed all over the world in the 1970s and 80s.
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 career as a successful designer of luxury furniture.
Born in Naples in 1928, in the 1940s, he began his career as a journalist. His reputation continues to grow and it is not long before being hired by France Dimanche to draw the portrait of rich and famous personalities at events such as the Cannes Film Festival. The charm of Willy Rizzo opens the doors of royalty, dignitaries. photographed dozens of stars including Brigitte Bardot, Maria Callas, Salvador Dali, Marlene Dietrich, Jane Fonda, Gene Kelly, and Gregory Peck. He also befriends famous personalities such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Jack Nicholson. In 1962, he captures some of the last moments of Marilyn Monroe.
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.
He acquired an international reputation as a designer for the rich and famous. His team has 150 employees and he opens shops in France and across Europe, as well as in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.