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Alessandro Mendini

Slamp Designer

Architect, born in Milan. He directed the magazines “Casabella”, “Modo” and “Domus”. Various monographs have come out in many languages on his work and on his collaboration with Alchimia studio.
He creates objects, furniture, environments, pictures, installations and architecture, and collaborates with international companies like Alessi, Philips, Cartier, Bisazza, Swatch, Herms, Venini. Mendini is a consultant for various industries, working with image development and design.
He is an honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design of Jerusalem.
In 1979 and in 1981 he was awarded the Gold Compass for design, in France he is “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres”, he has been honoured by the Architectural League of New York, and has received the Laurea Honoris Causa from Milan’s Politecnico.
He was professor of design at the Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and is honorary professor of the Academic Council of Guangzhou Academy of fine Arts in China.
His work, both theoretical and written, can be found in various museums and private collections. His designs exist at the the apex of art, design and architecture.
In 1989 he opened the ATELIER MENDINI together with his brother, architect FRANCESCO MENDINI.
They designed the Alessi Factories and offices and the Museum of Casalingo at Omegna, the new Olympic swimming pool in Trieste, several underground stations, oversaw the restoration of Villa Comunale in Naples, the Byblos Art Hotel-Villa Amistà in Verona, the new offices of the Trend Group in Vicenza, the redevelopment of an industrial area with buildings designated for shopping facilities and for residence in the Bovisa area of Milan, a tower at Hiroshima in Japan, the Museum of Groningen in Holland, an area in Lugano in Swizerland, the building for the Madsack offices in Icheon, the new headquarters of the Triennale of Milan, the Exhibition complex in Incheon, Korea and other buildings in Europe and the U.S.A.