Richard Sapper was born in Munich in 1932 where he studied philosophy, graphics, engineering and economics. From 1956 to 1958 he worked in the Mercedes Benz project department. In 1958 went to Milan and worked for Gio Ponti and later for Rinascente.
Together with Marco Zanuso he designed radio and TV sets for Brionvega, the Grillo phone set for Siemens and various pieces of furniture, lamps etc.
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