Sergio Asti

Sergio Asti is an Italian architect and designer born in Milan in 1926. After graduating from the Milan Polytechnic, he began his career in the mid-1950s. In addition to designing numerous buildings and interiors for clients, both private and corporate, Asti reveals himself as a designer linked to industry and very prolific.
In the field of Industrial Design he was among the first, in the fifties to tackle the new subject, as evidenced by the fact that he was one of the founders of ADI of which he is an Honorary Member. He has been a member of various Executive Committees and Work Commissions of ADI itself.
The career of Sergio Asti designer is characterized by a refined formal research and by the wise use of materials. Considered one of the main designers of his generation, he collaborated with some of the most important companies of the time (and today) such as Cassina, Knoll, Poltronova, Zanotta, Gabbianelli, Salviati, Venini, Arteluce, Artemide, Fontana Arte, Martinelli.
Among the objects to which he has dedicated his work are the lighting fixtures such as the Scafandro table lamp for Martinelli Luce from 1972 or the Daruma glass table lamp by FontanaArte, produced in ceramic such as the vases from the Toky collection by Superego Edition. from 1980 and in crystal like the Mapan set of glasses in collaboration with the Arnolfo di Cambio glassware, are his creations.
Winner of the Compasso d'Oro award in 1962 with the Macro series flower vase for Salviati & C., he received a gold and a silver medal at the XI Triennale.
His works have been exhibited in several important museums including the London Design Museum (1989), the MoMA in New York (2005), the Philadelphia Museum (2008). Many objects are present in the collections of the most important museums, and in many private collections in Italy and abroad.
He has held teaching courses related to Industrial Design at the Higher Institute of Art in Venice and abroad, at the Higher Experimental Institute of Shizuoka, Japan.
He has held numerous conferences and has been part of Round Tables in Italy and abroad, in particular in France, Germany, Portugal, United States, Japan, China, India and Thailand.
He has participated in numerous Juries for Architecture and Industrial Design Competitions, both in Italy and abroad.
He has received various awards at the Milan Triennale, Compasso d'Oro, MoMA in New York, Philadelphia Museum, Bienale Industrijskega Oblikovanja in Ljubljana, and awards received abroad (France, Japan).
He has been invited on several occasions to organize collective and personal exhibitions: in Italy, Canada, the United States, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Brazil, France.