Andrea Branzi

Andrea Branzi was born on November 30, 1938, in Florence Italy. He graduated in architecture in 1966 with his project "Supermarket- Luna Park", a reproduction of this project "Luna Park II" (2001) is at Centre Georges Pompidou. Currently he lives and works in Milan, Italy, where he moved in 1973. His work and interests relate to industrial design, architecture, urban planning, and cultural promotion. He also works as a professor of industrial design at the Politecnico di Milano University. He was one of the founders of Archizoom Associati in 1966 and he is a promoter of the Italian Radical Architecture movement. From 1976, he participated in the movement Alchimia, founded by Alessandro Guerriero. The movement was defined as a laboratory for experimental industrial design. In his career, Branzi wrote many books, among which are Learning from Milan, The Hot House and Domestic Animals. Branzi has collaborated with many Italian architectural magazines such as 'Interni', 'Domus', 'Casabella'. In 1983 he was one of the founders of the 'Domus Academy', the first international post-graduate school of design. In 2008 Andrea Branzi was named an Honorary Royal Designer in the United Kingdom.