Alessandro COLOMBO

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Alessandro Colombo, after classical and musical studies, was graduated from Politecnico di Milano with Marco Zanuso. In 1989 he began his collaboration with Pierluigi Cerri. In 1991 he won with Paola Garbuglio the Major of Osaka City Prize, awarded by the Japan Design Foundation with the project: Earth: Instructions for Use, showed by the major design centers in the world. In 1995 he became associate of Gregotti Associates International. With Bruno Morassutti, he participates in international competitions of architecture. He designed, with Pierluigi Cerri and Risco, the public spaces and temporary structures of Expo '98 in Lisbon. In 1999 he was lecturer at the Stockholm Nobel Foundation. Since 1998 he is art director and designer for Unifor, DADA and Molteni&C. Among the awards Compasso d'Oro in 2004, Premio Nazionale Ance In/arch for his project for Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan. He is teacher at the Design school (Interior Design) and at the IDEA Master in Exhibition Design of Politecnico di Milano. He is board member of IDEA, Italian Association Exhibition Designers and correspondent for il Giornale dell’architettura. He is curator and designer of exhibitions at the Italian pavilion at the post Expo 2010 in Shanghai. On behalf of Politecnico di Milano he is responsible of the project of the Coffee Cluster at Expo 2015 in Milan. In 2016 he carries out the exhibition for the 60th anniversary of the laying of the first stone of the Pirelli skyscraper for the Regional Council of Lombardy. In December 2016 he was appointed Ambassador of Italian Design by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Tourism and by the Ministry of Economic Development in collaboration with the Triennale Design Museum, for the conference "Italian Design Day" held on 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, and on 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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