Alessandro Mendini is a master of design who has focused primarily on neo-modern and contemporary design. He has created omnidirectional design works in collaboration with worldwide icons of contemporary design such as Cartier, Hermes, Swarovski, Alessi, Bisazza, and Swatch, revolting against functionalism. As an architect, he has designed a plurality of buildings including the Art Stations of the Naples Metro in Italy, the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, and Paradise Tower in Hiroshima, Japan.
Alessandro Mendini graduated from Politechnico di Milano with a degree in architecture and worked as an editor-in-chief for world reputed architecture and design magazines such as Casabella, Modo, and Domus, thereby promoting Italian design and discovering Italian designers. Afterwards, he opened his own atelier in 1989 and carried out an array of projects as a designer. He has been awarded several prestigious prizes, including the Compasso d’Oro in 1979, 1981 and in 2014 as well as the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government.