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 of domestic felines.
I Wanted to be Walt Disney is a film that celebrates the renowned playfulness of the Italian architect and designer, but also captures Mendini's heroic approach to creativity:
"It seems to me in this world, with its horrific vocation to violence, to war, a designer should give a positive message: create a better world."
From furnishing one of the most influential brutalist buildings of all time to international acclaim for his Proust Armchair and a stint as editor-in-chief at Domus, Mendini reflects on the highlights of his career with enthusiasm and grace and leaves you inspired to follow your own creativity.