Marco Zanuso Jr

Designer Marzo Zanuso Jr

Marco Zanuso jr was born in Milan where he lives and works. He graduated in Architecture in Florence with an experimental thesis on radical architecture and its main characters: Superstudio, Michele De Lucchi, Andrea Branzi, Ufo, Alessandro Mendini and 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 found 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 and Teatro Fossati in Milan, IBM offices in Rome, Hotel Continental Milan) and design (Lavazza, Brionvega, Poltrona Frau, Zanotta) and at the same time he worked with Enzo Mari and Achille Castiglioni at the Politecnico University in Milan.

In 1991 he opened the studio in Milan, with Daniele Nava, that deals with product design, architectural design of residential buildings, office interiors, private homes and outfitting exhibitions. Some clients are Carrefour, Abet Laminati, Mondadori and Triennale Milano.

As designer he worked with various companies including Memphis, 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.