Simple, elegant and functional Italian Design
Mario Bellini is a renowned Italian architect and designer, born in Milan in 1935. He gained his architecture degree from Milan Polytechnic in 1959 and began his career with Olivetti, where he designed products that combined functionality and aesthetics. In 1963, Bellini established his own studio in Milan and has since designed for various international brands such as Cassina, Artemide, B&B Italia, and Vitra.
Bellini's designs are celebrated for their simplicity, elegance, and functionality. His works include furniture, lighting, and architecture, including the interior of Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie, the Tokyo Design Centre, and the headquarters of Renault in Paris.
Throughout his career, Bellini has received eight Compasso d'Oro awards, one of the most prestigious design accolades in Italy. In addition to his work in design and architecture, Bellini has been a lecturer and professor at numerous institutions, including Milan Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art in London.
Today, Mario Bellini is regarded as one of the most influential designers of his time and continues to work on innovative new projects from his Milan-based studio.