Bo Bardi, Lina

(1914 - 1992)

Lina Bo Bardi (Née Achillina Bo) was an Italian-Brazilian architect and designer. She was born in Rome, where she graduated from the Rome College of Architecture in 1939. After this, she worked with Carlo Pagani and Gio Ponti and she opened her own office in 1942. From 1944 to 1945 Bardi was the Deputy Director of the Domus magazine. In 1946 she and her husband moved to Brazil where they started the art magazine Habitat and she openend an architectural practice. Some of her most famous works are São Paulo Museum of Art (1968) and SESC Pompéia (1982).