Space sensation is the transcription of the speech given by Alessandro Mendini in February this year at the European Prize for Architecture, when he was awarded the most prestigious prize in Europe for architecture. A series of vision from the pen of the utopistic artist. Sensations that emerge from design and relate to the perception of space, in an evocative prose that proceeds by analogies and compositions. The texts are accompanied by drawing by Mendini himself. An exhibition on Alessandro Mendini’s work will take place from Aprile to June 2015 at the European Centre’s Contemporary Space.
Alessandro Mendini was born in Milan in 1931. Artist, architect and designer, he is one of the leading innovators in Italian design. He started his work with the Alchimie group in the 70s and later went on to design for major companies such as Alessi, Cartier, Swatch and Swarovski. He also edited the architectural magazines Domus, Modo and Casabella. His creations have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Italy and around the world. He has received a number of awards for his work as a design, including a Compasso d’Oro in 1979 and another in 1981, and he has been made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France. In 2000, he founded Atelier Mendini with his brother Francesco.