After beginning his career as an illustrator and advertising designer, AGOSTINI then moved into creating lamps in 1935.

He set up in business in the rue Vercingetorix in Paris where he showed his first creations made out of wrought iron.

Influenced by his friend Diego Giacometti – he later dedicated one of his lamps to Giacometti’s brothers – Agostini went into sculpting after the war. He never stopped innovating and inventing original gilt bronze shapes into lighting works of art.

Some furniture but mostly lamps (sconces, floor lamps and lamps in general) were for sale in limited numbers at his new shop in the Faubourg-Saint-Honoré.

Friends of Dali and Picasso, he also included amongst his illustrious clientèle the imperial Iranian family and Jean-Pierre Guerlain.