Andrea Branzi, architect and designer, was born in Florence in 1938 where he graduated in 1966. He lives and works in Milan since 1973.
From 1964 to 1974 he took part in the group Archizoom Associates, the first internationally renowned avant-garde group whose projects are nowadays conserved at the University of Parma’s Research Facility and Archive of Communication; his thesis and several projects are conserved at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris.
He’s co-founder of the Domus Academy, the first international post-laureate design school; he’s the author of several books about history and theory of design and he also curated several design exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
In 1987 he gained the “Compasso D’Oro” Award for his carrier.
He’s now professor and principal of the Interior and Product Design department at Milan’s Polytechnic.
Qeeboo is an Italian brand producing furniture and accessories created and launched in 2016 by Stefano Giovannoni.
Its products are emotional and narrative, expressly not bourgeois but suitable for all; once created, they are entrusted to our interpretation in order to acquire a new life.
Qeeboo resumes and reinterprets in a fantastic way the icons of our imagination and gives them an unexpected original image, introducing a collection of smart, ironic, and surprising products.
Extraordinary objects created under the careful direction of Stefano Giovannoni in collaboration with the most eclectic international designers, integrating different styles and characters in a playful-narrative approach.
A magical mix of technologies, inventions, and industrial techniques, creating a catalog of poetic funny and hybrid objects allowing everyone to interpret and use them freely.
So Mexico, Killer, or Capitol, for example, can be used in a personal way as a seat, a table or a lamp, or as a vase, a planter, or a champagne cooler, allowing everyone to interpret and use them freely.