ART & DESIGN

Alessandro Mendini


Alessandro Mendini is best known for his dizzying colors and gaudy motifs. But as a new museum show proves, his work is about far more than fun and games. Alice Rawsthorn catches up with the design maestro. __CLICK HERE__ to read the profile.

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1974’s Lass&ugrave, a performance piece

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Alchimia’s Kandissi sofa, 1979

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Scivolando chair, 1983

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The Groninger Museum, in Groningen, Netherlands

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Alessi corkscrew, 2003

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The Cartier column, Art Basel, Switzerland, 2009

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A redesign of Gerrit Rietveld’s Zig-Zag chair, 1978

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Rousseau vase in fiberglass, 2007

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Paradise Tower, Hiroshima, Japan, 1989

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A redesign of a Forties chest, 1978

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Drawings by Mendini for Milan’s Triennale design museum

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A performance piece for Casabella, 1975

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Senza Titolo, lacquer on wood, 1996

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Mendini’s installation at the Triennale.