POLO by Rodolfo Bonetto

Rodolfo Bonetto 1929-1991

Designer Info

Jazz drummer by profession, self-taught designer, Bonetto interrupted his career as a musician at the age of thirty to start collaborating with companies related to the auto industry, body builders and component manufacturers.

In 1964 he won the first of seven Compassi d'Oro with the Sfericlock watch for Veglia Borletti. His car and appliance projects are so innovative that Thomas Maldnado assigns him a professorship at the 'Hochschule für Gestaltung' in Ulm, Germany, and puts him in charge of the first car design course.

During his career he designed interiors for Fiat , machine tools for Olivetti , radios for Autovox and the Melania armchairs for Driade (1972) and Boomerang for Flexform (1968).

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