Milan, Italy

Marco Zanuso Jr   

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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.