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Alessandro Mendini 12 Colonne Collection Superego Editions

US$5,775.55per set


Four ceramic sculptures of the 12 columns collection designed by Alessandro Mendini and produced by Superego editions. Small model. Limited edition of 50 pieces. Signed and numbered. Model Criso, Stilobate, Kalamis and Elgin. Biography Alessandro Mendini was born in Milan in 1931. After a long experience with Nizzoli Associati, in 1970 he left his activity to apply himself to art criticism and research. He directed the magazine “Casabella”, the official paper of Italian radical architecture in that period. In 1976 he left “Casabella” to found the magazine “Modo”, which he directed until 1979, when he took the direction of Domus, which he continued until 1985. He is considered with Ettore Sottsass jr. and Andrea Branzi the main theorician and supporter of the renewal of the Italian design of the 1980s, known as “Nuovo Design” or “neo-modernism”. In the mid-1980s he created the new image for the Italian company Alessi and resumed the activity of architect, by working with paintings and sculptures, too. He promoted “Global Tools”, the Libera Scuola (Free School) for individual creativity. As a member of the associated study Alchimia, he is a consultant for several companies as far as image and design matters are concerned. Besides working at the production of art and furniture, he has taken active part in exhibitions, seminars and university teaching in Italy and abroad. He has written several books about design matters (Paesaggio casalingo, Architettura addio, Il Progetto infelice) and he is a member of the Domus Academy scientific committee. He has been contributing to the main international art magazines with articles and reviews. About Superego Superego editions was born in 2006, performing a constant activity of research in decorative arts by offering both contemporary and vintage works, together with its own limited editions. Superego over the years has produced e made several editions with A. Mendini, a. Branzi, M. Giacon, M. Cibic, A. Mangiarotti, U. La Pietra, etc. Over the last few years, Superego has also developed its own collection designed by its own studio and signed as Studio Superego. Studio Superego takes inspiration from an instinctive passion for minerals where approaching the world of crystals means deeply understanding of the beauty and perfection of nature.


  • Creator
    Superego Editions (Manufacturer),Alessandro Mendini (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Diameter: 7.09 in. (18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    3-4 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2140316167691

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