Andrea Branzi, ‘Pair of stools’, 1985, Galleria Rossella Colombari

Pair of stools
Italy, 1985
Painted iron
Seats covered by leather
Accompanied by original letter of the owner

About Andrea Branzi

According to the man himself, “Andrea Branzi is a person who deals with theoretical physics, and sees architecture not as the art of building but as a much more articulated form of thought.” As an architect, designer, educator, and urban planner, Branzi has been on Italy’s cutting edge for half a century. In the 1960s he was a promoter of the Italian Radical movement and one of the founders of the Archizoom Association, an avant-garde design studio that combined theoretical research and practical application in projects like 1969’s No-Stop City, an exaggerated planned anti-utopia. His later Neoprimitivism, documented in the 1985 book Domestic Animals, features natural materials like as raw birch logs to create totemic forms for the home. Branzi is a professor at Politechnico di Milano and a founder of the Domus Academy, the first Italian post-graduate school of design.

Italian, b. 1938, Florence, Italy