Ignazia Favata - (1943)

Graduated at Politecnico in Milan, assistant of Joe Colombo since 1968, she runs the Joe Colombo Studio in Milan since 1971, dealing with new industrial design products and the actualization of the ones in production. She develops the museum and editorial activities of the Studio. Lecturer for 20 years at the Politecnico in Milan.

She is the author of three books Joe Colombo designer 1930-1971, published in Italy by Idea Books Edizioni-Milano, in the U.S.A. by The MIT Press- Massachussets Institute of Technology and in England by Thames and Hudson Ltd.- London,1988; I Protagonisti del Design. Joe Colombo, Hachette Fascicoli srl, 2013; I Maestri del Design: Joe Colombo, 24ORE Cultura, 2011. She presents a programme entirely dedicated to Joe Colombo in the Italian RAI3 TV “Design lessons: The Design's Prophet". She plans and coordinates the exhibition settings: "Italian Section” of XIV and XV Triennale, Milan; “Eurodomus 3”, Milan, "Industrial Design aus Italien" in Wien; ”XVII Handicrafts International Exhibition”, Munich; “Italy-the New Domestic Landscape”,at MoMA, New York; "Italian Design" in Teheran; Joe Colombo's retrospectives in Lille and Bergamo. In 2005 with Mateo Kries carries out the retrospective “Joe Colombo- Inventing the Future” at La Triennale, Milan and successively at Vitra De-sign Museum, Louvre in Paris, Manchester Gallery and GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst,. Leip-zig.