Vico Magistretti


Hailing from Milan, that hub of superb design and style, Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) was a furniture designer who sought to create pieces that were both sleek and wholly useable, in innovative materials and striking colours. There was for Magistretti ‘no excuse for bad design’.

Following the war, which Magistretti had spent in neutral Switzerland, he returned to his home city where his career began and flourished. His early work focus on architectural and urban planning projects. However, by the 1960s, Magristretti was working on the design teams of some of the great Italian furniture manufacturers including Cassina and Oluce. Some of his most iconic designs have never ceased production. 


The Selene chair has always been produced in a myriad of colours. Its fibreglass frame was designed to be lightweight and stackable; a space-saving solution indeed – but they’re far too cool to be stacked away!