(b 1863; d 1938). Italian furniture designer, sculptor and cabinetmaker, based in Turin. The extravagantly curved lines of his early furniture (e.g. ‘Scrittoio’, 1898-1900) gradually yielded to the influence of north European designs, and by the 1920s he had become Italy's most distinguished exponent of Art deco furniture.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.