Alessandro Mendini was born in Milan in 1931. He was the editor in chief at Casabella, Modo, Domus and Ollo, specially interested in the radical and neo-modern design. He works with Studio Alchimia and designs, both by himself and in collaboration with others, furniture, objects, decorative motifs, clothing, stage sets and small-scale architecture. He is also a painter and journalist, and receives many awards in Italy and abroad. His works can be found in the permanent collections of importantmuseums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He began to collaborate with Venini in 1987; he designs lamps and glass objects.