Franco Albini


Franco Albini (1905–1977) was an Italian architect and designer whose work had a profound influence on both Italian and international design landscapes. Renowned for his meticulous approach to design and material integrity, Albini’s creations, such as the iconic LB7 bookcase (1956) and the Fiorenza armchair (1952), are celebrated for their pioneering use of minimal structures to achieve forms both functional and aesthetically elegant. His designs, characterized by transparency and lightness, have not only marked significant milestones in modern furniture design but also embody the principles of rationalism, marrying functionality with minimalistic beauty.