Andrea Branzi, architect and designer, was born in 1938 in Florence, where he earned a degree in 1967. He currently lives and works in Milan. From 1964 to 1974, he was part of the Archizoom Associati group, the first avant–garde design studio on the international scene, whose projects are now conserved by the University of Parma at its Study and Archive Centre for Communication and by CCI at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris. Since 1967, Andrea Branzi has been engaged in industrial and experimental design, architecture, urban design, teaching and cultural promotion. He is a teacher of industrial design at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan.