Mario Bellini

The 8 Golden Compass awards would be enough – alone – to explain the genius and creativity of Mario Bellini, architect and designer of international renown, former director of the magazine Domus. The countless exhibitions in Italy and abroad are testament to an incredible career. The monograph of MoMA – Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1987 was the consecration of his absolute talent Some of his major exhibitions were held in the Portello district of Milan, the Exhibition Center of Villa Erba, the Natuzzi America Headquarters, the Tokyo Design Center, the Essen fair and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Degree in architecture in 1959 at the Polytechnic of Milan, opened his professional studio a year later, before becoming director of the design department of the Rinascente. Task, this, which he held until 1963, when he was appointed chief design consultant for Olivetti. Among the companies that have turned to him, over the years, stand out – in addition to Brionvega – Cassina, Yamaha, Rosenthal and Renault. Twenty-five of his works are in the permanent collection of the MOMA – Museum of Modern Art in New York.