Melchiorre Bega

(Crevalcore, 1898 – Milano, 1976)

Born into a family of furniture makers, Melchiorre Bega represented a leading figure in the Italian architectural and design revolution during the interwar era. His vocabulary, made of clean lines and essential volumes, challenged the consolidated traditions of bourgeois design, while capturing the modern rhythm of a more modern society. He managed to apply a perfect proportion of volumes and a simplicity of lines both to his architectural project and furniture design.