After being featured at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris last year this year he is back with “Trees and Stones” at the London gallery. And who are we talking about? Andrea Branzi!! Everyone who heard about “Design” must have heard about his name. Born in Florence, started out as an Architect, like most of our “master” designers, but soon he entered the world of the industrial design. Winner of a Compasso d’oro in 1987, and in 2008 named Honorary Royal Designer in the UK, his name in the world of design is more of an “guru” than anything else.
One of the founders of Archizoom, the first avant-garde design studio on the international scene, whose projects are now conserved by the University of Parma at its Study and Archive Centre for Communication and by CCI at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris. He also promoted the Italian Radical Architecture movement, and as a designers he always has been in the area of experimental design, always using new materials, with strong connection to nature. And that’s not all, he is also one of the founders of the Domus Academy, the first international post-graduate school of design.
As a designer he worked to several companies around the world such as Rotaliana, Alessi, Zanotta, but most of his works are dedicated to galleries. This exhibition at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery started at 5 February and will be open until 9 March, so don’t wait until the last minute, just go there and visit the impressive work of the great Andrea Branzi.
Eventually if you can’t go there in these dates don’t forget that these galleries features names like Atelier Van Lieshout, Sebastian Brajkovi, Campana Brothers, Wendell Castle, Ingrid Donat, Vicent Dubourg, Nendo, Pablo Reinoso, Studio Job… and many others with high prestige… any day it’s a good day to go there.