Alessandro Mendini: architect, designer, theoretician and journalist, he was the director of well known magazines on architecture including Casabella and Domus, and received important international awards, proving himself to be the master of Italian design.
He worked as a consultant for innovation for Alessi, Bisazza, Philips and Swatch and created products for popular design brands such as Artemide, Cartier, Driade, Swarovski, Venini and Zanotta.
Some of his works form part of the permanent collections of MOMA in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
In 1989 he founded the Atelier Mendini in Milan with his brother Francesco, also an architect.
The Mendini brothers designed prestigious works all over the world, including the Alessi Museum, a Tower in Hiroshima, the Groningen Museum in Holland and the Naples underground railway project, winner of the Gold Medal at the Architettura Italiana in 2003.
Atelier Mendini employs a staff of twenty architects, graphic designers and industrial designers. Andrea Balzari, Bruno Gregori, Alex Mocika and Emanuela Morra have been junior partners of the Mendini brothers since 2000. The Atelier has a special department for project research and experimentation in materials. It has worked for clients in over thirty nations and is currently providing consultancy in city planning for several cities in Korea.
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