Written by Fernando Cavaleiro
The world lost recently the talent Italian Designer Alessandro Mendini he’s famous for the designs including the Proust armchair and the Groninger Museum. Mendini was an architect, artist, designer, and design manager, theorist and journalist. He began his professional the Nizzoli studio, in 1970 he gave up planning to concentrate on journalism relating to architecture and design.
With the project Alchima, he created other objects, furniture, environments, paintings, installations, and architectural works. Among his most significant works during this period were the Groningen Museum and the reinvention of the Alessi image for whom he is a project consultant. The key element is always a clever hybrid between art and design resulting in popular objects that achieve great commercial success.
The renowned designer and architect leave behind an extraordinary legacy of work, as you can see by the images of these projects, that spans the fields of architecture, industrial design, and illustration. The vision of Mendini’s continues to strongly influence the world of design from a tram stop in Germany to a smiling corkscrew named “anna g”.
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