Alessandro Mendini was born in Milan, Italy in 1931. As an architect and a designer he mainly cares about neo-modern and contemporary design.
In this area he designs furniture and environments. In the past, he directed magazines such as "Casabella", "Modo" and "Domus"; many essays have been published in different languages about his work and his "Atelier Mendini".
For Alessi, Philips, Swarovski and Swatch he designed items now considered icons of the worldwide contemporary design overview.
Between 1988 and 1993 Alessandro Mendini built the Groningen Museum in the Netherlands as a collaborative project with Philippe Starck, Frank Stella, and Michele de Lucchi.