"Perhaps it is snobbery but the more I see the world, the more I feel being a citizen of it and the more I want to go back to the old way of things"
Aldo Rossi (1931-1997) was born in Milan, where he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. In 1970 he began teaching at several American universities, including Harvard and Yale. He held a number of prestigious positions, including director of the architecture section of the Venice Biennale in 1983, while dividing his architecture practice between public and private construction. To mention just a few of his projects, the residential building in the Gallaratese district of Milan, the Cemetery of San Cataldo in Modena, the renovation of the Teatro Carlo Felice opera house in Genoa, the city block between Kochstrasse and Friedrichstrasse in Berlin, the reconstruction of Teatro La Fenice opera house in Venice, and the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. Architect and theorist, named Accademico di San Luca in 1979, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 1990 and the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture in 1991, Aldo Rossi is also famous for his work as a designer—collaborating with Alessi, Artemide, Longoni, Molteni and UniFor—and as a painter and graphic artist, two fields closely tied to his design work.
Parigi, Cartesio, Consiglio
Events | 2018.05.18
New York inaugurates Molteni Group's latest Flagship Store Opening Time
The Molteni Group is opening a new window on the world in the heart of Manhattan, at 160 Madison Avenue. The spirit of a unique, evolutionary project, in line with modernity and true to its own stylistic principles, designed by Vincent Van Duysen. This will be one of the first and only Flagship Stores in the world to combine the Group’s three brands: Molteni&C, Dada, and UniFor.
Events | 2019.04.05
Solutions for Architecture
For its first 50 years Anniversary UniFor, a Molteni Group Company which delevops and implements solutions for the contemporary office space, is retracting five key decades in the history of Italian design and telling and telling the story of its own historic journey in a new book edited by Fulvio Irace, with graphics by Pierluigi Cerri, and published by Skira.