Alessandro Mendini (Milan, 1931) was editor-in-chief of the magazines Casabella, Modo and Domus. Diverse volumes have been published on his work in numerous languages. He designs objects, furniture, interiors, paintings and architecture. He is the recipient of three Compassi d’Oro (Golden Compasses) for design; the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France; an honorary title from the Architectural League of New York; and three honorary degrees from Milan, Paris and Wroclaw. His work is featured in many museums and private collections. With his brother Francesco he runs a design atelier in Milan. He is the winner of the 2014 European Prize for Architecture. His most recent publications include Camparisoda. L’aperitivo dell’arte veloce futurista da Fortunato Depero a Matteo Ragni (with Gori Giuliano, Gli Ori, 2012); Elogio della caffettiera (2014) and Che cosa è una sedia (2015), both published by Henry Beyle.

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