Lino Sabattini (1925 Corregio, Italy – 2016 Bregnano, Italy) was an Italian designer best known for his innovative designs of silver-plated candlesticks, vases and other household items.
Lino Sabattini was born in 1925 close to Modena. He studied metalworking while working in a brass store as a teenager, and later learned pottery from a German artisan Rolando Hettner.
In the 1950’s Sabattini worked in Paris and Milan for the Christofle company and eventually founded his own company, Argenteria Sabattini, in 1964.
Sabattini worked in the same spirit as his friend and mentor, the architect Gio Ponti and was interested in fusing neoclassicism with modernist and minimalist aesthetics.
Today, his works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.