Alessandro Colombo



Born in Milan, after his classical and musical studies he graduated in architecture at Politecnico of Milan in 1987, supervisor Marco Zanuso, with the thesis The Vegetables factory. In 1989 he began his partnership with Pierluigi Cerri at Gregotti Associati International of which he is associated from 1995 to 1998. In 1991 he wins with Paola Garbuglio the Major of Osaka City Prize with the project:“Terra: Instructions for Use”. With Bruno Morassutti he participates in international architecture competitions where gets accolades. In 1998/99 he was founding partner of Studio Cerri & Associati, of Terra and Studio Cerri Associati Engineering. In 2004 he was in the winning group of the international competition for the restoration of the Royal Villa of Monza and was awarded the Compasso d'Oro for the Naòs System, Unifor office table system.

He is a lecturer at the Milan Polytechnic, Polidesign, the Turin Polytechnic and Naba. He was appointed Ambassador of Italian design by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with Triennale and ADI, for the Italian Design Day held in 2017 in Vancouver, in 2018 in Jakarta, in 2019 and 2021 in Asunción and in 2020 and 2022 in Helsinki.

He is a consultant for the Salone del Mobile.Milano, the Diocesan Museum of Milan and in 2021 for ADI he designs the TAKE YOUR SEAT set-up at Supersalone 2021 and curates and sets up the Bruno Morassutti 100 + 1 exhibition! at ADI Design Museum in Milan.