Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Funky Art: ALESSANDRO MENDINI



Age: 80
Born: Milan, Italy; 1931
-Former Director of Casablanca
-The “Italian Maestro of Avant-Garde”
-Previous Editor of Domus (Italy), Design Magazine 

Designs: Geometrically Kooky, Colorful Neo-Modern, Contemporary Art Objects, Furniture, Interiors, Graphics & Paintings 
-His Designs are Characterized by a Strong 'Mix of Cultures & Various forms of Expression'

Mendini's Definition of an "Object":
"An object is something that tells a tale. So an object embeds a lot of content into itself.  You can almost read it, as if it were literature."-Alessandro Mendini
-He is an Architect  
-In 1989, Alessandro Mendini, along with his brother, Francesco Mendini, opened up the "Atelier Mendini" Studio in Milan, that he uses as a Studio

He is...
An Advocate of Non-Violence.

His Favorite...
Character Hero is Mickey Mouse!!!

One of His 'Long Time' Friends is...
Philippe Starke 

Artwork Collaborations:
Swatch: He designed in the 1990s, a collection of 'Mendini' limited edition watches

Alessi: Currently, he has a collection of haute-couture fashioned kitchenware, such as, corkscrews, champagne caps and cheese graters. Also, he has designed watches for Alessi.

Groninger Museum in Groningen, Netherlands: Mendini from1989-1994, designed a 'yellow' tower as the centerpiece for the museum's architectural reconstructive makeup

Birthed from his mental ‘heaven’, here are some of Mendini’s designs to ‘Activate your Noggin’: 





    















Photo Source:   "80 Year old, Alessandro Mendini in his Apartment in Italy": www.wmagazine.com; "2008, Sculptured Zinc Cabinet and Decoupaged Art Work, Alessandro Mendini": www.moderndesign2010.com;  'Designed in 1978, "Proust Geometrica" Armchair, Alessandro Mendini x Cappellini': www.bonluxat.com; "Exercise"Chair,Alessandro Mendini x Kartell Loves Milano": www.thedollsfactory.com; "1980, Swatch Watch Clock, Alessandro Mendini": www.metroretrofurniture.com; "He designed this watch for Alessi": www.watchismo.com; "Groninger Museum 'Yellow' Tower": www.esn-groningen.nl; "CorkScrew": www.alessi.com; "1986, 'Untitled'": www.ionoi.it; "Alessandro Mendini At 79 Years of Age": www.michelamorosini.com; "Quote from Interview of Alessandro Mendini x Simon Cowell": www.architonic.com;

1 comment:

Mary said...

Hello, How do I get in touch with you? There is no email or contact info listed .. please advise .. thanks .. Mary. Please contact me maryregency at gmail dot com