Initially a photographer, Willy Rizzo (1928-2013) became a furniture designer by necessity.
Born in Naples, Willy Rizzo arrived in Paris at a very young age and developed a passion for photography. He began his career in 1944, equipped with a Rolleiflex that allowed him to cover the Nuremberg trial as well as to penetrate the closed world of film studios. If he takes pictures of all the big stars from Brigitte Bardot to Marilyn Monroe, we also find him in the middle of the Indochina war or alongside Pablo Picasso.
And if his life serves as a backdrop for Tintin and the Castafiore's Jewels, it is also as a designer that Willy Rizzo is known on his return to Italy in the late 60s, particularly with table-bars, etc.