A Willy Rizzo travertine centre table, the circular top with brass edging, supported by a dodecagonal column, finishing on a circular travertine base with similar brass edging.
Willy Rizzo was among the finest and most influential fashion photographers of the 1960s. With his unique charm and eye for beauty, Rizzo soon became a name amongst the fashion set – his portrait shots of Yves Saint-Laurent, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Pierre Cardin were unequalled and he soon became a regular photographer for such esteemed titles as Vogue, Harpers and Paris Match.
In the late '60s, however, he set aside his camera, turning his eye for beauty and detail to designing Le Corbusier-inspired furniture. It didn't take long for his handmade pieces to become collectors' items, their severe neo-classical feel defining Italian style between 1965 and 1980.
The range and quality of his work is truly outstanding and has and will stand the test of time. His legacy is a body of work which is both pleasing to the eye and stimulating to the intellect. His celebrity friends snapped up piece after piece making his work much sought after and highly collectible.