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(established 1919)

This Italian sewing machine manufacturer was founded in Pavia and produced a number of innovative sewing machines in the 1920s and 1930s that increased the speed and variety of stitching for domestic consumers. After the Second World War the company paid greater attention to industrial design, commissioning Marcello Nizzoli to produce a number of elegant machines including the Supernova BU and Mirella sewing machines of 1953 and 1957, both of which were awarded the Compasso d'Oro. In 1964 the firm diversified its range, commissioning Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso to design a knife sharpener. Other well‐known designers who worked for Necchi included Giorgetto Giugaro who designed the Logica sewing machine in 1982.

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