Alessandro Mendini was born in 1931. An architect and designer by trade, he mainly focuses on neo-modern and contemporary design. He designs Italian furniture and rooms using these modern design styles. Previously, he managed magazines such as Casabella, Modo and Domus and many essays have been published in different languages about his work and his own “Atelier Mendini”. Milano designed pieces for Alessi, Philips, Swarovski and Swatch which are now considered worldwide icons of the contemporary design overview.