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Willy Rizzo for Mario Sabot, large backlit bookshelf shelf, 1970 - Pignolet Gallery

Willy Rizzo for Mario Sabot, large backlit bookshelf shelf, 1970

  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Willy Rizzo
  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Mario Sabot ou Cidue
  • Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 1960 - 1980 
  • Country of Origin:France
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):à confirmer
  • Weight:100 Kg
  • Number of components:1
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Modernist / design
  • Materials:Metal, Wood, Laminate
  • Price:2250 €

Large double shelf / showcase / bookcase in laminated wood and moldings in chromed metal.

Awarded or Willy Rizzo, great Italian designer distributed around the world in the years 1970/80/90.

Discreet lighting at the rear of the facade uprights (see photo) including 8 neon tubes.

In very good original condition, no blows in the laminate or in the chromed metal uprights.

Edition Mario Sabot or Cidue in the 70s.

Price to take away.


The Italian designer and photographer Willy Rizzo (1928-2013) made a name for himself in the 1960s as a photographer, he developed in the 1970s a passion for interior design and launched a second career as a successful designer of luxury furniture.

Born in Naples in 1928, in the 1940s, he began his career as a journalist. His reputation continues to grow and it is not long before being hired by France Dimanche to draw the portrait of rich and famous personalities at events such as the Cannes Film Festival. The charm of Willy Rizzo opens the doors of royalty, dignitaries. photographed dozens of stars including Brigitte Bardot, Maria Callas, Salvador Dali, Marlene Dietrich, Jane Fonda, Gene Kelly, and Gregory Peck. He also befriends famous personalities such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Jack Nicholson. In 1962, he captures some of the last moments of Marilyn Monroe.

In 1968, it was in Rome that Willy Rizzo began his career as a furniture designer, starting in his own apartment. At first for personal use, Willy Rizzo created a series of unique pieces inspired by modernist icons like Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.

He acquired an international reputation as a designer for the rich and famous. His team has 150 employees and he opens shops in France and across Europe, as well as in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.