Architect and designer, Alessandro Mendini was born in Milan in 1931 and works mostly with neo-modern and contemporary design in the form of furniture, interiors and architectural structures. An editorial director of magazines like Casabella, Modo and Domus, monographs on his own work and the work of Atelier Mendini have also been published in many languages. In collaboration with Alessi, Philips, Swarovski, Vitra and Swatch, he has designed pieces considered to be icons in the global panorama of contemporary design. Honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design of Jerusalem and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France, winner of the Compasso d’Oro (Gold Compass) award in 1979 and 1981. His works are found in various museums and private collections.