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About Alessandro Mendini

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Alessandro Mendini was born in Milan in 1931. He received his degree in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan. He was editor-in-chief of the magazines Casabella (1970-1976), Modo (1977-1981) and Domus (1980-1985 and 2010-2011). He is an honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and works with the companies Cartier, Hermès, Swarovski, Bisazza, Venini and Zanotta. In 1979, 1981 and 2014 he received the Compasso d’Oro award. In France, Alessandro Mendini has been knighted with the title Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres; in the United States, he was given an honorary title by the Architectural League of New York; in Italy he has received an honorary degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan and in France from the Ècole Normale Supérieure de Cachan.
The historical value of RAMUN’s Amuleto lamp, which was designed in 2010, lies in the fact that the ring-shaped lamp maximizes the benefits of LED, improves uniformity in lighting, accentuates the lamp’s mechanism using a transparent material, an offers a humanistic feel through a color mix-and-match in its minimal structure comprised of circles and lines, without any protruding springs or wires. Thanks to its beautiful design and superior performance, the lamp is displayed as part of the permanent collection at the Pinakothek der Moderne, an international contemporary art museum in Munich, Germany, at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, at the Triennale di Milano, at the Groninger Museum in Netherlands, at the Design Museum in Denmark, at the DDP in Korea, and at the Tsinghua University Art Museum in China.