Happy Birthday Alessandro Mendini , Italian architect and designer born on 16 August 1931 in Milan.

By Anne Leader

Happy Birthday Alessandro Mendini, Italian architect and designer born on 16 August 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

Lots of Dots Swatch

Proust Armchair (Poltrona di Proust), 1978, painted wood, painted upholstery

Groninger Museum, The Netherlands

Further reading:
Alessandro Mendini: Minimum Design by Graziella Leyla Ciaga.
Alessandro Mendini by Peter Weibel, Angelika Nollert, and Alessandro Mendini.

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