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Carlo Bugatti    ( Milano 1855- Molsheim, Alsace 1940 )


Designer, active also in France. His biography, based largely on poorly documented family tradition, remains sketchy. His father Giovanni Luigi Bugatti was a decorative stone-carver. Carlo Bugatti registered at the Accademia di Brera in Milan in 1875, and is said later to have been at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He painted and showed an interest in architecture, producing designs for buildings and elements of interior architecture at several points in his career, although no structures designed by him are recorded as having been executed. In 1880 he returned to Milan, where he lived for approximately 25 years. At this time his sister formed a union with the painter Giovanni Segantini, with whom he had studied at the Brera; for them he designed a small group of furniture. In 1888 there is the first clear visual evidence of Bugatti's activities as a furniture designer and manufacturer.


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