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ANDREA BRANZI
Plank Cabinet 6, 2015 Patinated and polished alumi...

Plank Cabinet 6, 2015
Patinated and polished aluminum and spray paint
63 x 94.5 x 17.75 inches
160 x 240 x 45.1 cm
Edition of 12

"The distance between the natural world and the artificial world no longer exists today because the latter has become second nature."

Andrea Branzi was born in Florence in 1938 and studied as an architect at the Florence School of Architecture, receiving a degree in 1966. From 1964 to 1974, he was a founding member of the experimental group Archizoom, which envisioned the No-Stop-City among other projects. A key member of the Studio Alchimia, founded in 1976, he went on to associate with the Memphis Group in the 1980s. Presently, he lives and works in Milan, and until 2009 was a professor and chairman of the School of Interior Design at the Politecnico di Milano.

 

Branzi distinguished himself as a co-founder of Domus Academy, the first international post-graduate school for design. He is a three-time recipient of the Compasso d’Oro, honored for individual or group effort in 1979 and 1987 and 1995. His work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and Milan Triennale, and he has curated the design exhibitions of the latter.  He has been widely published and is frequently invited to lecture internationally.

 

In 2008, Branzi was named an Honorary Royal Designer in the United Kingdom and he received an honorary degree from La Sapienza in Rome. That same year, his work was featured in an installation at the Fondation Cartier, Paris. His works are held in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others.
 

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dna10 - Exhibitions
May 4 - June 10, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Static - Exhibitions
Curated by Glenn Adamson
January 10 - February 11, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Andrea Branzi: Interiors - Exhibitions
May 5 - June 11, 2016
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Andrea Branzi: Trees & Stones - Exhibitions
September 11 - October 13, 2012
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
In Their Own Words - Exhibitions
February 23 - March 31, 2008
Friedman Benda and Demisch Danant, New York, NY
Andrea Branzi: Interiors - Publications
Andrea Branzi: Open Enclosures - Publications
Andrea Branzi Remembers Ettore Sottsass - Press
Andrea Branzi Remembers Ettore Sottsass
Modern Painters
September 13, 2017
Fun With Furniture - Press
Fun With Furniture
Metropolis
May 2016
Cultural Evolution - Press
Cultural Evolution
World Sculpture News
Winter 2016
Andrea Branzi, poète animiste du design - Press
Andrea Branzi, poète animiste du design
Le Monde
October 21, 2014
Branzi in Bordeaux: The Museum of Decorative Arts...
Branzi in Bordeaux: The Museum of Decorative Arts & Design gives the Italian master his first institutional retrospective
L'Arco Baleno
October 1, 2014
Andrea Branzi - Press
Andrea Branzi
Whitewall,
June 2013
The designer as revolutionary - Press
The designer as revolutionary
The Art Newspaper,
February 2013
Reviews in Brief - Press
Reviews in Brief
Modern Painters
December 2012
A Full Fall Season - Press
A Full Fall Season
Modern Magazine
Fall 2012
Mixing Man's Work with Nature's - Press
Mixing Man's Work with Nature's
New York Times,
September 13, 2012
Trees and Stones: Andrea Branzi's First Exhibition...
Trees and Stones: Andrea Branzi's First Exhibition in the United States
Artdaily,
September 11, 2012
Boys Don't Cry Trees Never Die Photo Shoot - Press
Boys Don't Cry Trees Never Die Photo Shoot
tl.mag,
April, May, June 2012
Design & Society - Press
Design & Society
ArtReview
April 2012
Andrea Branzi exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Ga...
Andrea Branzi exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris
Wallpaper,
March 15, 2012
Andrea Branzi: trees - Press
Andrea Branzi: trees
Designboom,
March 2, 2012
Bosco by Andrea Branzi for Superego - Press
Bosco by Andrea Branzi for Superego
Dezeen Magazine,
April 2011
Andrea Branzi: Figurine + Dida at Design Gallery M...
Andrea Branzi: Figurine + Dida at Design Gallery Milano
Designboom,
2011
Interview with Andrea Branzi and Hans Ulrich Obris...
Interview with Andrea Branzi and Hans Ulrich Obrist Architecture Biennale
BiennaleChannel
August 26, 2010
After-effects - Press
After-effects
Domus,
May 23, 2010
Now Showing | Andrea Branzi - Press
Now Showing | Andrea Branzi
New York Times Magazine,
January 11, 2010
Patti Smith and Andrea Branzi in Paris - Press
Patti Smith and Andrea Branzi in Paris
Domus,
June 2008
Andrea Branzi radical en douceur - Press
Andrea Branzi radical en douceur
La Gazette de l'hotel Drouot,
March 8, 2008
Andrea Branzi: Open Enclosures - Press
Andrea Branzi: Open Enclosures
Paris Art,
March 2008
Micro-environments for Flowers - Press
Micro-environments for Flowers
Domus,
October, 2007
Greetings from Beijing - Press
Greetings from Beijing
Domus
October 2004
Andrea Branzi, Interview - Press
Andrea Branzi, Interview
Designboom
May 2003
Andrea Branzi: The rabbi's strategy - Press
Andrea Branzi: The rabbi's strategy
Experimenta
September 13, 2001
Andrea Branzi - Press
Andrea Branzi
Jardin des Modes
May 1988
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