German industrial designer Richard Sapper, passed away on New Year's Eve at the age of 83.
He created iconic products for brands such as Alessi, Knoll and IBM over the course of a 60-year career.
Deyan Sudjic, director of London's Design Museum, praised Sapper for "his quiet wit, his humanity, and his acutely developed eye for detail" adding that, "a designer does not need a signature style to be immediately recognisable for his intelligence."
Many of Sapper's designs are in permanent collections museums such as the MoMA in New York and the V&A museum in London.
Born in Munich in 1932, he relocated to Milan in 1958 merging his German background and foundation in design with Italian style.
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