De Padova


Sitting with a cup of coffee at a bistro table: Vico Magistretti’s idea was to design seating that was more comfortable than a chair, but less formal than an armchair. Bistro has soft, rounded lines that contrast with the wengé backrest. The result is calibrated in proportion and balanced in form. Extremely comfortable, it is the perfect solution for hotels, waiting rooms, cafés and even the home.

Meet the designer
Vico Magistretti

Architect and designer, studied at Politecnico di Torino and Champ Universitarie Italien in Losanne. Graduated from Politecnico di Milano in 1945. immediately after graduating from Politecnico, Vico Magistretti began his career working with the architect Paolo Chessa at the firm owned and run by his father Pier Giulio Magistretti on via Conservatorio, now Fondazione Studio Magistretti aimed at promoting his life and career. Important figure within the history of Italian architecture and Design, he made a name of himself thanks to designs, products and his academic career. Magistretti’s research has been continuous – into design, the culture of the project and innovative experimentation with materials and space solutions, not to mention shapes and functions far from the rigours of fashions that passed through during the years.

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