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Giancarlo Fassina

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Giancarlo Fassina was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He obtained a degree in Architecture at the Politecnico University in Milan. Giancarlo Fassina was one of the leading figures of Italian avant-garde design of the 1970s and 1980s associated with the Anti-Design movement “Radical”. Giancarlo Fassina was one of the leading figures of Italian avant-garde design of the 1970s and 1980s associated with the Anti-Design movement, Radical.


Like many other Italian contemporary designers, Fassina trained in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. His early industrial design experience began with a company manufacturing calculating machines and a household appliance manufacturer.


He has worked on several projects involving Industrial Design and has created lighting for Artemide and other companies. He received a Compasso D'oro award in 1989 for his Tolomeo Series of lamps which he designed together with Michelle de Lucchi.