ALESSANDRO MENDINI, architect, was born in Milan in 1931. He has authored books, seminars and design exhibitions in Italy and abroad. He is a member of the scientific committee of Domus Academy, International School of Design. Mendini has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in the archives of Parma University (Italy) and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 1979 he won the “Compasso d’Oro” design prize. He also designed the Alessi house with Aldo Rossi and Ettore Sottsass.