Milano, 1938

After graduating from Architecture in Florence, Branzi founds Archizoom, a radical group known for its visionary projects (No-Stop City, 1966) and anti-design for Poltronova (the Superondasofa, 1967 and the Mies armchair, 1970).

Brass door handle - Bond by Olivari M163R1


—”Andrea Branzi, Open Enclosures”, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008 (courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain)
— Andrea Branzi
In 1975 he cofounds the CDM studio for design research. Branzi opens a studio in 1982 to design products and conduct research for companies like Memphis and Vitra.

A theoretician of design, exhibition curator, author, and director of the magazine Modo, Branzi founds the Domus Academy in Milan and then becomes a full professor at the Milan Polytechnic.

— Berione libreria, Cassina 1988 (ph studio Marconi)
—Blister vaso, Design Gallery 2004

These activities lead to awarding him a Golden Compass Award for his career and an Honorary Degree from Rome’s La Sapienza University.