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Andrea Branzi

Andrea Branzi (°Firenze, 30 November 1938) is an Italian architect and designer.
Branzi graduated in architecture in Firenze 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. Together with Paolo Deganello, Massimo Morozzi, Gilberto Coretti, Dario and Lucia Bartolini he founded the Archizoom Associati in 1966. He is a promoter of the Italian Radical Architecture movement. From the Radical Period, came the very famous Superarchitettura theoretical framework, which brought his work to Anti-Design. From 1976, he participated in the movement Alchimia, founded by Alessandro Guerriero. The movement was defined as a laboratory for experimental industrial design.

In 1983 he was one of the founders of the ‘Domus Academy’, the first international post-graduate school of design. His enormous work Vase is on permanent display in the courtyard of the Design Museum in Gent. In 2008 he installed his work Open Enclosures at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. In 2008 Andrea Branzi was named an Honorary Royal Designer in the United Kingdom.