Elemental complexity
Italian artist Mario Bellini studies architecture at the Polytechnic in Milan. After working for a department store and a technology innovation company, his work caught the eye and his reputation took off, allowing him to join Renault consultants and teach at the universities of Milan, Vienna and Genoa. In 2015, he received the Gold Medal of the Milan Triennale.
Since the 1980s, Bellini has mainly worked on architectural productions. Among his creations are the new Convention Center in Milan (the largest in Europe), the Design Center in Tokyo and the Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre in Paris.
The objects he imagines are recognizable by their clean lines and precise aesthetics in which both vintage and contemporary forms and materials meet.
With Glas Italia, he creates a crystal table as a faceted trompe-l'oeil.