Diego Giacometti was born in Stampa, Switzerland, in 1902. After completing his studies, he joined his brother Alberto in Paris in 1927. It is very difficult to separate Diego’s work from the 1930s and 1940s from his brother’s, because they both occupied the same workshop (as they did until the end of their lives). While Alberto was making sculptures, with which Diego helped and often supervised the casting, the brothers also worked together on bronze and plaster lamps and objets d’art for decorator Jean-Michel Frank. From the 1950s on, Diego made furniture and bronze sculptures, often decorated with animals (frogs, dogs, cats), on his own. His major clients included the Maeghts of Saint-Paul de Vence and the Noailles. At the end of his life, he made the furniture and lights for the Musée Picasso in Paris. He passed away in 1985.
Diego Giacometti at the Musée Picasso - Télé Matin