Richard Sapper

born 1932 Munich, Germany

1956-8employed in the design department at Daimler-Benz after completing studies in mechanical engineering
1958worked in Gio Ponti’s architectural studio in Milan
1958-77worked with Marco Zanuso
1970esigned the successful “Tizia” table lamp
1970–6for Fiat and Pirelli, consultant on experimental cars and automotive accessories;
in 1980 consultant for IBM and design of the Thinkpad laptop;
design of office furniture
1986-1998professor at the Stuttgart Art Academy
since 2001member of the Academy of Arts (Berlin)