His native city of Milan still provides the framework for Vico Magistretti's (1920 - 2006) work. For his last 50 years, he left an unmistakable mark on the design and architectural development which has brought Italy much acclaim. Vico Magistretti's award-winning designs are exhibited at design museums all over the world, and he has worked with numerous world-known companies. He has also been honorary visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London. Vico Magistretti's considerable success is illustrated by the fact that 80% of his products created since the 1960s are still being produced. His success can be ascribed to his ability to redefine classic shapes via his light, elegant idiom. Vico Magistretti's collection for De Padova has its very own identity which perfectly matches the company for which is has been designed.