He was an architect, designer and artist (Milan, 1931-2019). Interested in writing and theory, as well as design, he was the editor of the magazines Casabella, Modo and Domus.
He created a fairytale world of objects, furnishings, paintings, writings, environments, works of architecture and complex, polemical, paradoxical, ironic and literary situations that often intertwine. His works are included in many museums and private collections around the world. His practice seems to have two orientations: one that is solitary and introverted, and another based on working in groups. Though he made many works on his own, he also formed many different groups, both with unknown individuals and with famous designers and artists.
Since 2019 Elisa and Fulvia Mendini have been in charge of Archivio Alessandro Mendini and their father’s studio.