Vittorio Dassi (Italy, 1893-1973)
Italian postwar and contemporary artist. His furniture, made in the 1940s and 1950s, stand out for the choice of fine woods, such as rosewood, cherry wood, ash and walnut, often decorated with glass inlays by prominent master glassmakers. Elegant and functional, his designs are comparable to those of Gio Ponti, to whom Dassi was linked by important collaborations after replacing his father in the company Dassi Mobili Moderni based in Lissone. Among the company’s most important projects is the furnishing of the rooms of the Hotel Royal in Naples, designed by Ponti in the mid-1950’s. This period marked the turning point in Dassi’s practice towards more schematic forms and the use of teak to produce modular furniture.