Andrea Branzi

A ​leader of Italian’s cutting edge design and architecture, Andrea Branzi designs have a very special identity that is surreal and romantic all at once. Andrea Branzi was born in Florence in 1938 and studied as an architect at the Florence School of Architecture, where he graduated in 1966. Immediately after graduating he became part of the avant-garde movement known as the ‘Italian Radical Architecture’ founding the Archizoom Associati together with Paolo Deganello, Massimo Morozzi, Gilberto Coretti and Dario and Lucia Bartolini.

In 1976 he participated in the “Alchemia” design group, founded by Alessandro Guerrero: a movement renowned for being a laboratory for experimental industrial design. A few years later, 1983, Andrea Branzi co-founds the ‘Domus Academy’: the first international post-graduate school of design; enjoying the roles of cultural director, vice-president and coordinator. In the 1980s he also associates himself to the Memphis Group together with ​Alessandro Mendini, ​Ettore Sottsass, Aldo Cibic and Nathalie du Pasquier.