Marco Zanuso Jr
Marco Zanuso was born in Milan,
when he lives and works, and he graduated
in Architecture in Florence,
with an experimental thesis on radical architecture and its main characters: Superstudio, Michele De Lucchi,
Andrea Branzi, Ufo, Mendini
ed Ettore Sottsass.
He spent long periods in France, Spain,
and especially in the United States
discovering and getting involved
in the architecture of Arcosanti, Land Art, Berkeley, and the first experiments
on solar energy.
In Vienna with artists and architects founded Rastlos, a group that performs advice
and research on issues of urban planning, organizing exhibitions and seminars.
After Florence he worked with his uncle
Marco Zanuso Senior both on architecture
(Piccolo Teatro, Teatro Fossati, gli uffici IBM
di Roma, Hotel Continental a Milano))
and design (Lavazza, Brionvega,
Poltrona Frau, Zanotta)
and at the same time has worked
with Enzo Mari and Achille Castiglioni
at the Politecnico di Milano.
In 1991 he opened the studio in Milan,
with Daniel Nava, that deals
with product design, architectural design
of residential buildings, offices interiors,
private homes and outfitting exhibitions.
Some clients are Carrefour, Abet Laminati, Mondadori e Triennale di Milano.
As designer he worked
with various companies including Memphis, Pamar, Fontana Arte, Bonacina, Driade, Cappellini, De Padova and galleries
like Design Gallery in Milan
and Galerie Italienne in Paris.
He has developed projects and experiments with small producers and craftsmen.