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Lino Sabattini

Lino Sabattini

*  1925 Correggio - lebt in Bregnano bei Como -

Lino Sabattini, a brilliant but entirely self-taught Italian designer, was a leading designer of cutlery and tableware. His designs are beautiful, elegant, and distinguished by consummate craftsmanship. It was thanks to Gio Ponti, who raved about Lino Sabattini's designs, that Sabattini became known to a wide following. In 1956 Gio Ponti presented Lino Sabattini's metal objects in "Domus". This visual presentation was followed that same year by an exhibition Gio Poni organized for Lino Sabattini in Paris. Lino Sabattini became director of design at the prestigious Christofle Orfèvrerie, where he created metalware notable for abstract organic yet invariably elegant and modern forms between 1956 and 1963. During that period, Lino Sabattini also designed metal, glass, and ceramic objects for Rosenthal, Nava, and Zani&Zani. In Bregnano, south of Como, Lino Sabattini established Argenteria Sabattini (1964) to execute his designs in limited editions.