Andrea Branzi is an architect and designer born in Florence in 1938 where he graduated in 1967. He lives and works in Milan. From 1964 to 1974, he was associated with ArchizoomAssociati, the first internationally known avant-garde group, whose projects are to be found at the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione di Parma and the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris. In the 1980s he joined the Memphis group founded by Ettore Sottsass. In 1983 he wrote the preface to the catalog for the exhibition devoted to Sottsass at the Pompidou Center. He is co-founder of the Domus Academy, which offered first international masters degree in design. Since 1967, he has worked in the fields of industrial design and research, architecture, urban planning, education and cultural promotion. In 1987, he received the Compasso d'Oro for his career. He is a teacher at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano.