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Vittoriano Viganò


Vitto­ri­ano Viganò’s journey into the realm of design was deeply rooted in a creative upbring­ing as the son of a painter and engraver. His natural incli­na­tion towards archi­tec­ture led him to grad­u­ate from the Politec­nico di Milano in 1944. Upon estab­lish­ing his studio, Viganò forged a close collab­o­ra­tion with his friend Gino Sarfatti, initially serving as an advisor and later assum­ing the role of Art Direc­tor at Arteluce, the company founded by Sarfatti. Note­wor­thy achieve­ments during this period include the design of the flag­ship store in Via della Spiga, Milan, and signif­i­cant contri­bu­tions to Arteluce, partic­u­larly the iconic VV Cinquanta family of lumi­naires featur­ing metal cones project­ing ambient light along articulated arms.

For Vitto­ri­ano Viganò, all design prac­tices shared common ground — they served as vehi­cles for human devel­op­ment and embod­ied a social commit­ment to enhanc­ing the quality of life for all. His multi­dis­ci­pli­nary talent traversed various scales, ranging from indus­trial design to archi­tec­ture and inte­rior design to urban plan­ning. Glob­ally acclaimed as the fore­most Italian expo­nent of the Brutal­ism’ move­ment, Viganò’s work resonates inter­na­tion­ally and is unan­i­mously recog­nized by critics for its profound impact on the design landscape.


Designs by Vittoriano Viganò (4)