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Designer name: Targetti, Paolo
  1937 - 2010
Biography:
Born in Florence in 1937, Paolo Targetti built his education abroad obtaining a Swiss Baccalaureat in Economics. Thereafter he immediately became part of the management of the Company founded in 1928 by his father Sankey. Since the early sixties, next to his managing activity, he started designing lighting fixtures and working on communication strategies. In 1960 he became Product Manager, in 1963 Member of the Board of Directors of Targetti Sankey, and in 1985 President of the Company (quotated in the Milan Exchange list in 1998). In 2007 he became President of the Targetti Poulsen Group, third European Player in architectural lighting. As a designer, he won in 1998 the Compasso d’Oro Award for his Mondial F1 system. His passion for art was the inspiration for the Targetti Light Art Collection, one of the most important collections of light art in the world, that was created in cooperation with Amnon Barzel in 1998. He also created Fondazione Targetti, an international “factory” dedicated to the promotion of the culture of light and to the investigation of the profound synergies among architecture, sociology, urban studies, human sciences and neurophyisiology. In 1987 he became President of Confindustria Firenze, in 1992 he was appointed Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Italian Republic. President of Scuola di Scienze Aziendali from 2003 to 2010 and President of ASSIL (Italian Lighting Manufacturers Association) from 2004 till 2008, he was recently named vice President and incoming President of CELMA. He was President of the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence since 2008. Paolo died in 2010 at the age of 73.
Website: http://www.targetti.com

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Mondial F1 (Compasso d`Oro: 1998)
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