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  • 1905 Born in Italy near Milan
  • 1929 He obtains his diploma from Milan Polytechnic School
  • 1930 He participated in the Monza Triennale where he showed his furniture designs
  • 1936 At the Milan Triennale, Franco Albini presented progressive designs for a rational layout for small rooms
  • 1941 He designs a transparent radio
  • 1950 His designs for shelves and chairs is put in production by Cassina and Poggi
  • 1951 He designs the rattan chair “Margherita”
  • 1951 He designs the Belladonna sofa in rattan, that is now produced by Sika-Design
  • 1952 Franca Helg and Franco Albini becomes business partners. Franca plays a crucial role in a numerous of the designs by Franco Albini
  • 1957 He designed the building for the LA Rinascente department store in Rome
  • 1963-1977 He, Helg and Bob Noorda collaborated on a project to design several stations within the Milan subway system
  • 1977 Franco Albini dies