Electa publishes the catalogue of the Atelier Mendini. Le Architetture exhibition, the first centred exclusively on the architectural works of Atelier Mendini and on at the Triennale di Milano (12 April-6 May 2018).
Architecture was the starting point for Alessandro and Francesco Mendini’s work and research, and continues to represent its frontier.
Whatever their activity, the Mendini brothers have never forgotten they are “architects”, in the most ontological sense of the word: i.e. thinking, designing and building while never losing sight of the concept that, as Alessandro points out, “for industrial designs and architecture, we do of course start from the concrete requirements but as soon as possible we let the image take over as we are convinced that, although functions are easily resolved, it is much harder to resolve the expression.”
Curated and edited by Aldo Colonetti, the exhibition and catalogue are Abet Laminati’s homage to Alessandro and Francesco Mendini, who have been working with the company for about 50 years.
Twenty-six beautiful wooden models, true “architectural sculptures” specially produced for the exhibition, plus 13 drawings and photographs narrate the story and design path of their Atelier, unique on the international scene.