In a never-ending search to bring the best that modern design has to offer, Design Limited Edition recognizes the most iconic names in the industry, the ones that throughout history reinvented themselves and to this day, have a lasting place in contemporary design. One of those names? Alessandro Mendini.
Born in Milan in 1931, Alessandro Mendini was a famous and innovative architect, artist, designer, theorist, journalist and one of the best product designers in the world. Recognized as a creative, iconic and clever mind who built some of the most remarkable modern furniture and unique design pieces.
For the top product designer, the key element was always a clever hybrid between modern art and unique design resulting in popular objects that achieve great commercial success. Alessandro Mendini changed the landscape of modern design through his quintessential works of postmodernism.
Through his involvement with Studio Alchimia, the Italian artist drove the concept of Banal Design, discovering an insistently vulgar and eccentricity style as an active way for disrupting notions of value, function, taste, and style to inspire individual thinking.
His works express human values and sensibilities. During his career, Alessandro Mendini contributed to bringing into the heart of design those “values” and “sensibilities” that have been eclipsed by commercialism and functionalism.
“I treat objects as if they were human beings; I make them smile.” – Alessandro Mendini