An industrial designer, furniture designer, architect, and urban planner, Vico Magistretti was born in Milan, in 1920. Heavily influenced by the humanist work of his mentor, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, combined with the rebuilding needs after World War II, Magistretti built with human scale in mind.
Mario Tedeschi was also born in Milan in 1920 and graduated Politecnico of Milano with Piero Portaluppi. He worked as an architect for the diocese of Milan designing churches S.Marcellina, S.Maria Goretti and S.Giovanni Bosco.
The pair joined forces in the post war era to create the Claritas floor lamp, which was exhibited at Triennal and conceived as a symbol of a turning point in the Italian military industry production which was beginning to produce civil and industrial products