Alessandro Mendini, an architect, born in Milan, creates objects, furniture, environments, pictures, installations and architecture. He is honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design of Jerusalem. In 1979 and in 1981 he was awarded the Gold Compass for design, in France he is "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres", he has been honoured by the Architectural League of New York and has received the Laurea Honoris Causa from the Polytechnic of Milan. His work can be found in various museums and private collections. His work, both theoretical and written, as well as his designs develop at a crossroad of art, design and architecture. In 1989 he opened the ATELIER MENDINI together with his brother, the architect, Francesco Mendini and designed various buildings like the Museum of Groningen in Holland and the new headquarters of the Triennale of Milan.