Diego Giacometti (1902–1985)
Sketchbook, c. 1982/1985

Diego Giacometti’s sketchbook, which was probably used for an extended period, served as a sample collection of his design objects. He experiments with numerous variants of structures that may have been used primarily for chandeliers but could also be used to design tables and consoles.

Quite unlike his brother Alberto, Diego systematically fills page after page with elements that become increasingly intricate. Comparisons with the furniture produced will enable a more precise identification of the content.


Pen in ink: 1–4r, 5r–15; ballpoint: 4v, 5r, 11, 14v, 19v–31; charcoal: 16v, 17v–19r; pencilt: 17r; empty from fol. 32
33.0 x 26.8 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2000
Object number
GS 238
Not signed
Further information
70 sheets