I Wanted to be Walt Disney

I Wanted to be Walt Disney

He wanted to be Walt Disney and he became Alessandro Mendini. Creator of a parallel universe, ironic and tragic, intimate and able to speak to the world, in any language. Architecture, art, design, writing, and critique. A protagonist of the 20th and 21st centuries telling the story of a dream which became true, like Walt Disney. “My way of acting and designing is an autobiographic need, I have the feeling of belonging to the past. I use antique methods, far away from today’s logic, such as the pencil. Although I have always criticised it, even my search for beauty is old fashioned.”

I Wanted to be Walt Disney
  • I Wanted to be Walt Disney

    "I remember the cats sharpening their claws on a Picasso..."

    Alessandro Mendini is impish. His eyes twinkle and his mouth curves into a mischievous smile as he recalls growing up in a home filled floor-to-ceiling with delicate, intense, iconic pieces of art - and witnessing the casual savagery o...