Alessandro Dubini was born in 1975 in Lugano, Switzerland, and designed the coat rack Aster for the Italian manufacturer Zanotta. Founded in 1954, the manufacturer Zanotta focuses on both design classics as well as newer products in the field of industrial design. The filigree frame of the coat rack Aster is made from painted steel and on account of the arrangement of the individual elements cuts a graceful figure despite the robust material. The coat rack Aster by Zanotta is supplied in a low key, elegant black version or coloured finishes such as pink or green and thus can blend into any number of different living styles. In 2010, the Zanotta coat rack won the Good Design Award and was included in the accompanying exhibition at The Chicago Athenaeum.