Modern Furniture Designer - Alessandro Mendini

Alessandro Mendini


Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019) was an Italian architect, born in Milan. He has been editor-in-chief of the magazines Casabella, Modo and Domus. Monographs on his personal work and the projects he made in conjunction with the Alchimia group have been published in different languages. Alessandro Mendini made design objects, furniture, interiors, paintings, installations and architecture.

He produced work with international manufacturers, and was also a consultant for the image and art direction of companies in Europe as well as the Far East.

He has been an honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He received the Compasso d’Oro for design (1979 - 1981- 2014). In France, he carried the title of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres”.

He has received recognition from the Architectural League in New York, and an honorary doctorate degree from the Milan Polytechnic and the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan in France.

Mendini was an honorary professor on the Academic Council at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China.

His projects are found in museums and private collections around the world. Alessandro Mendini’s theoretic and written work, along with his design work, finds its origin at the crossroads between art, design and architecture.

In 2015, Mr. Mendini received the 2014 European Prize for Architecture from the Chicago Athenaeum; and honorary doctorate degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland and from the Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea.

In December 2015, he was awarded the title Mestre de Design de la Catalogna in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2017 Alessandro Mendini received the Year's Winner of the A&W Award Designer of the year 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

Designer's Products

Ninfee Coffee Tables

Ninfee Coffee Tables

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