Happy Birthday Alessandro Mendini, Italian architect and designer born on this day in 1931 in Milan. Formerly a spokesman for the radical Italian design group Alchimia, Mendini has created designs for the Swarovski Austrian Glass Company as well as furniture, planned spaces, installations, and buildings as head of the Mendini Atelier, which he founded in 1989.
Portrait of Alessandro Mendini
Posacenere (Ashtray), issued 1989, retired 1998, Daniel Swarovski Object, Edition of 500
Proust Armchair (Poltrona di Proust), 1978, painted wood, painted upholstery
Groninger Museum, The Netherlands