Alessandro Mendini is an architect, designer and Italian artist born in Milan in 1931. Passionate for drawing and painting, he studied and graduated in Architecture in Milan in 1959. After working in a group practice of architecture decided to devote himself to publishing. The link with the design is lived intensely and since the end of the seventies is considered one of the renovators of Italian design, both as an intellectual and author of writings, both as a prominent member of the group “Alchimia”. Take the first collaborations with well-known companies such as Alessi, Venin, Cartier, Swatch, Swarovski, etc.. For his work as a designer receives many awards including two times the Compasso d'Oro in 1979 and 1981. He has directed many major architectural magazines such as Domus and Casabella receiving the honor of Architectural League of New York and an honorary degree from the Politecnico of Milan.