Architect and designer, Alessandro Mendini is considered one of the foremost design masters of today. In 1989 he founded the Mendini Atelier in Milan and he has designed objects, furniture, planned spaces, installations, buildings always adding a personal touch. The Editor in Chief of magazines such as Casabella, Modo and Domus, various monographic volumes on his work and on his partnership with Atelier Alchimia have been published and translated into many languages. His main interest is neo-modern and contemporary design, and he is a design consultant of international repute, whose collaboration for international brands such as Alessi, Philips and Swatch as an image and design consultant has led to the creation of world-wide famous products. He is an honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, he has been awarded the Compasso d'Oro for design, the Architectural League prize of New York as well as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France. A Professor of design at the Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, he has organized many exhibitions in Italy and abroad. His work can be found in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His architectural projects include, Alessi's house in Omegna, the Bicchieraia theatre in Arezzo, a memorial tower in Hiroshima, Japan, and the Groningen Musem, Holland.