A household name in modern and contemporary graphic design, Armando Milani (b. 1940, Milan, Italy) has studied with Albe Steiner at the Società Umanitaria in Milan.
He collaborated with some of the most important Italian design studios such as Antonio Boggeri and Giulio Confalonieri. In 1970 he founded his studio in Milan, and in 1977 he moved to New York where, after a collaboration for two years with Massimo Vignelli he opened his own studio.
He is an internationally acclaimed expert in the design of logos, corporate identities, book design, posters, and websites. During his career he served prestigious clients including DePadova, Montecatini Edison, Roche, Touring Club of Italy, and the United Nations designing many beautiful announcements, books, marks, and posters. His work has been published in some of the most important design magazines including Abitare, Domus, Linea Grafica, Novum Gebrauchsgraphik, and Print. He exhibited in Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S.A. In 2004 a poster he designed was awarded a Compasso d’Oro Honorary Mention. Armando Milani now organises seminars and workshops of graphic design in his Olive Mill in the south of France.
All our talks are for free (whether you are a member or not), held in English, at the auditorium of the MUDAM (the "Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean") in Luxembourg.
Monobloc tells the story of the best-selling piece of furniture of all time. Estimates claim there are a billion of these cheap plastic chairs in use all over the world. This unassuming chair threatens our environment and good taste but is indispensable for millions of people to whom a chair is a chair and nothing more. This is the tale of an object viewed through a critical eye on globalisation - a story that spans functionality and beauty, capitalism and sharing, consumption and recycling.