Remembering Italian architect and designer Andrea Branzi, a radical to the end

One of the great heavyweights of Italian design, Andrea Branzi, passed away in the early morning on Sunday, October 9, just shy of his 85th birthday. Branzi was born in Florence where he studied architecture and went on to cofound Archizoom Associati, a visionary design collective that disbanded in 1974. Branzi left Florence and moved permanently to Milan around that same time. He had a hand in formulating the Radical design school Global Tools in 1973, and he went on to cofound, in 1982, the post-graduate design school Domus Academy. He joined Studio Alchimiea and later the Memphis Group, two extraordinarily creative Milan-based design collectives. Among the

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