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.