Richard Frank Sapper Jr
(1932 - 2016)
Richard Frank Sapper, Jr. was active/lived in Italy. Richard Sapper Jr is known for industrial housewares design.
Biography Richard Frank Sapper, Jr.
Following is The New York Times obituary of Richard Sapper, Jr.
Richard Sapper, Designer of Sleek Housewares, Dies at 83
By Sam Roberts, January 5, 2016
Richard Sapper, an industrial designer whose sleek, precision-engineered prototypes spawned the Alessi espresso maker, the Tizio lamp and the IBM ThinkPad, died on Thursday in Milan. He was 83.
The cause was complications of cancer, his daughter Carola said.
Mr. Sapper also designed for Mercedes, Fiat and Pirelli and invented teakettles that whistled in two keys, emulating an American locomotive. But he was especially revered by coffee connoisseurs for his lustrous stovetop Coban 9090 espresso maker, a graceful stainless-steel, single-piece machine that
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