Born in 1933, Giancarlo Mattioli is an Italian designer who rose to fame during the Italian design Belle Epoque of the 1950s and 60s. His most famous work, the Nesso Table Lamp, is part of the permanent collection at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art and other important museums around the world. Nesso remains stylish and modern, despite being created almost fifty years ago. The celebrated Nesso won first prize at the Studio Artemide Domus competition in Milan in 1965. In the 1960s Giancarlo Mattioli founded the Gruppo Architetti Urbanisti Città Nuova together with Pierluigi Cervellati, Umberto Maccaferri, Franco Morelli, Gianpaolo Mazzucato and Mario Zaffagnini.