Bruno GecchelinDesigner and architect. Born in 1939 in Milan. After graduating in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic, in 1962 he began designing furnishing items for Indesit and the Busnelli Industrial Group. He entered the design department at Olivetti, managed by E. Sottsass jr., where he remained for around 15 years, designing machines and electronic terminals, as well as office furniture. In 1974, he opened his own studio and designed a series of car accessories for the Fiat Panda, and various ranges of air conditioning equipment for Riello, soft furniture and furnishings for Poltrona Frau, and kitchen accessories for Fratelli Guzzini and Rede Guzzini. His passion for technology led him to lighting technology, first with O-Luce then Skipper, Arteluce-Flos, iGuzzini Illuminazione, Antonangeli, Venini, Matsushita, Tronconi and recently with Illumina. His work has been recognised through international prizes and award, such as the Compasso d'Oro (in 1989 for the Guzzini Shuttle spot light and in 1981 for the AGH Aermec-Riello heat pump) and many other Compasso d’Oro recognitions that mark the brilliance of his work as a designer. He lives and works to this day in Milan with his children, with whom he continues to achieve industry recognitions such as his last Compasso d'Oro in 2004 for the La Tina fruit juicer for Fratelli Guzzini.
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