Zartera Gallery

Vintage Collection; Mid century mirror, in the style of Willy Rizzo.


Origin: Italy, 1970's

Dimensions: 120cm x 80cm

Vintage Condition is very good. Slight surface scratches on frame, structurally sound.
The opinions expressed in the condition reports are a guide. Prospective buyers are encouraged to inspect articles for sale at our Boutique in Birkirkara or to contact us for photos.

Willy Rizzo was born in 1928 in Naples, Italy. When he was a child, he went to Paris with his family. He developed an interest for photography. At the age of 12, he began shooting portraits and in 1948, he was hired by Paris Match magazine, for whom he photographed the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda, Fred Astaire, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, among others. He also photographed a variety of events: the Nuremberg Trial and the Fashion events for Marie-Claire and Vogue. His interior design career started in Rome and from the late 1960s he produced over thirty furniture designs as well as completing interior design commissions for prominent figures. He went on to launch a furniture line in Rome in 1966, inspired by Modernists such as Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. His inaugural collection included steel-banded travertine dining tables and bronze table lamps, and today many of his pieces are exhibited in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In the mid-2000s, he returned to furniture design, collaborating with Paul Smith and Mallett Antiques. He died on February 25, 2013 in Paris, France.

Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.

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