Nanda Vigo

Is an Italian artist born in 1936. She is considered a pioneer in modern Italian art. Her oeuvre ranges from mind-bending interiors and enigmatic light sculptures to futuristic cemetery designs. Her more recent designs have stemmed from this exploration, focusing on sensory impulses through materials, such as glass, mirrors, and neon lights. Nanda started her own atelier in Milan in 1959. She developed relations with the artists of the Zero group in Germany, the Netherlands and France, as a result of which her work was shown in more than 400 solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe. She is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, such as the St. Gobain Prize for glass design (1976), the New York Award for Industrial Design (1971). She taught at the Institut Polytechnique in Lausanne, the Accademia in Macerata, the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, and in 1999 at the master’s course in Lighting Design at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. Since 2006 her work has been in the permanent collection of the Milan Triennial's design museum.