From computers to kettles - 5 things you didn't know were designed by the talented Richard Sapper

Take a look at these handful of fine, familiar consumer items, each the work of the brilliant German designer
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9090 stovetop espresso maker for Alessi by Richard Sapper

1 / 5 9090 stovetop espresso maker for Alessi by Richard Sapper

9091 kettle for Alessi by Richard Sapper

2 / 5 9091 kettle for Alessi by Richard Sapper

Thinkpad 700c for IBM by Richard Sapper, with Kaz Yamazaki

3 / 5 Thinkpad 700c for IBM by Richard Sapper, with Kaz Yamazaki

Tizio lamp for Artemide by Richard Sapper

4 / 5 Tizio lamp for Artemide by Richard Sapper

Todo cheese grater for Alessi by Richard Sapper

5 / 5 Todo cheese grater for Alessi by Richard Sapper


Is Richard Sapper the most famous product designer you’ve never heard of? Within the business, this Munich-born, Milan-based designer was known for his formal simplicity, technical rigour and humorous sense of enquiry, even if he didn't gain greater acclaim in the wider world.

Browse through the images above and we’re certain you’ll come across quite a few wonderfully designed everyday products that have improved the lives of thousands of people. Want to know more about the man behind them? Then order a copy of our new Richard Sapper monograph here.

 

Richard, his daughter Carola and his son Mathias on Lake Como, 1969
Richard, his daughter Carola and his son Mathias on Lake Como, 1969


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