Goodbye Maestro Mendini

19 February 2019

Alessandro Mendini: it was an honor to work with him

Slide pays tribute to the great architect, designer and artist Alessandro Mendini, who letf us yesterday at the age of 87. A whole life dedicated to looking for beauty, both in objects of everyday use and in architectural works. He collaborated with Slide both as an artist and as a designer. As an artist he created the two huge sculptures Here and There, in lacquered polystyrene. Thanks to his versality, the two artworks became small polyethylene lamps, Here and There. He also created the luminous sculpture Glacè, with an abstract and irregular shape.

Alessandro Mendini: his biography

Born in Milano, Alessandro Mendini became famous at the end of the Seventies: he was one of the most important innovators of Italian design both as an intellectual and as a writer, and he directed the most important magazines, such as "Casabella", "Modo" and "Domus". He collaborated with some of the most important international brands of design and luxury. Thanks to Alchimia intellectual group, he revolutionised the idea of Design. He won Compasso D'Oro Award in 1979 and 1981, but he received many awards during his long and career. In fact, he is an honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, "Chevalier Des Arts et des Lettres" in France, received the honor of the Architectural League of New York and the Honoris Causa Degree at the Politecnico di Milano and the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan in France. He was honorary professor at the Academy Academic Council of Fine Arts in China.