Born in 1938, Branzi is an Italian architect and designer. He currently lives and works in Milan and was a teacher and president of the PolytechnicUniversity of Milan until 2009. Branzi graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture in Florence in 1966 and founded the Archi zoom Associati in Florence with Gilberto Corretti, Paolo Deganello and Massimo Morozzi, among others, where he developed the No-Stop City. In 1976, he founded Studio Alchimia, an avant-garde design group, and in the 1980s he joined the MemphisGroup. Branzi also served as cultural director for the first 10 years of the Domus Academy, Italy’s first postgraduate design school. His designs are part of the permanent collection of CentreGeorges Pompidou, Paris; the MetropolitanMuseum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine ArtsHouston, Houston; Museum of Modern Art, NewYork; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; VitraDesign Museum, Weil am Rhein, among others.