Alessandro Mendini

Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019) was an architect and designer, but also editor of influential titles Domus and Casabella. Renowned as a co-founder along with Ettore Sottsass of the Memphis group, Mendini’s iconoclasm extended to furniture, lighting and decorative objects. Among his most notable designs is the Proust armchair, a baroque seat covered in a Pointillist upholstery, but he also provocatively reinterpreted modernist classics by Breuer, Ponti and Colombo.