A brilliant designer
Giancarlo Fassina, born 1935 in Milan, Italy, is an architect and designer. He achieved special success and world renown by producing the luminaire "Tolomeo" for Artemide in collaboration with Michele d. Lucchi. This gave the two designers the "Compasso d'Oro", an Italian design prize.
In Milan, Fassina graduated in architecture. He attended the Polytechnic University of the city. He initially dealt with industrial design. He was particularly interested in the design of consumer goods and exhibitions. It took some time for Giancarlo to discover his love of designing luminaries. At the age of 25, he began working with Artemide. In design and development, Fassina was not limited to a particular type, designed lamps for private and public spaces, as well as for international exhibitions, e.g. In Milan and the Fossati Theater. From the 1980s onwards, he made a name for himself through his radical art. He was also called "avant-garde designer".