The art of making
“There was an extremely powerful group of small craftsmen who were absolutely invaluable. Invaluable because they enabled us to produce our models, I don’t mean with our own hands but with theirs, knowing, understanding whether or not they could use their own discretion.”
For Vico Magistretti, working with craftsmen meant drawing on their experience to check the feasibility of his projects. Pierluigi Ghianda says that Vico Magistretti went to see him in his workshop while working on the Vidun table for De Padova, and asked him to make the first model for it. Magistretti explained that the concept was a table inspired by traditional work tables, with a central support on 4 legs.