Alessandro Mendini 1931-2019
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For Alchimia, design is a cyle: everything that will have to happen has already happened, and the imagination of the individual - the basis of the world´s survival - can roam freely in any culture and everywhere, provided it does so lovingly.

For Alchimia, design is delicate and does not impose itself, but stays beside and gently accompanies the lives and deaths of the people who like it.

- Alessandro Mendini, 1931 - 2019

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New bridge for the Accademia, Alessandro Mendini, Biennale di Venezia, 1985
"Blackout", 1985, Alessandro Mendini
"Blackout", 1985, Alessandro Mendini
"Bisexual Architecture", 1981, Alessandro Mendini
"Furniture as clothing", 1982, Alessandro Mendini
"Mussolini's Bathroom", Andrea Branzi at Alchimia, 1982
"Furniture Greenery", made by Zanotta, 1982
"Tender Architecture", 1982, Alessandro Mendini
"Alchimia Town", part of drawing, 1982, Alessandro Mendini, Piercarlo Bontempi
"La casa della falsita", 1982
"La casa della falsita", 1982
Bank in Alcamo, 1983
Architectural environment, 1983
Thodier house, Abidjan, 1982
Bagni misteriosi, 1983
Wall designs for the Alessi house, 1985, Piercarlo Bontempi, Alchimia
Alessi house, 1985, Piercarlo Bontempi, Alchimia
"Unfinished furniture", 1985, Alessandro Mendini
Redesigned sideboard, Alessandro Mendini
Sideboard "Cantaride", 1984, Alessandro Mendini, Bruno Gregori, Alchimia
Marquetry chest of drawers, Alessandro Mendini
Redesigned sideboard, Alessandro Mendini
Redesigned sideboard, Alessandro Mendini
Title photo for Domus magazine, Alchimia and Occhiomagico
Title photo for Domus magazine, Alchimia and Occhiomagico
"Irony for great work", 1978, Alessandro Mendini
Chair "Zabro", 1984, Alessandro Mendini, Bruno Gregori, Alchimia
"Programm 6", Alessandro Mendini, 1983, made by Alessi
"Blazing chair", 1975, Alessandro Mendini
"Blackout", Showroom, 17th Triennale di Milano, 1985, Alessandro Mendini
Sideboard, 1985
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