Vico Magistretti passed away on September 19. He was 85. Magistretti spent his career in Milan, producing simple, practical furniture. He worked with Cassina, Artemide and O-Luce and, in the ’60s, helped elevate the status of plastic as a construction material. The New York Times obituary on this modern furniture legend, is here and DesignBoom’s March 2000 interview with him is here.