Aldo Cibic is a self-taught architect, designer, researcher, environmentalist and humanist. He was born in Vicenza and professionally active in Milan.
In the late ’70s, he moved to Milan. He joined Ettore Sottsass studio, eventually becoming a partner in the Sottsass Associati studio. The following year saw the establishment of the Memphis Group, of which Cibic was one of the co-founders.
In 1989, he founded his studio, Cibic & Partners, and at the same time began working with various universities, notably the Domus Academy, the Politecnico di Milano and the Università IUAV di Venezia. He is an honorary professor at the University of Shanghai, Tongji.
Based in Milan but operating internationally, he is involved in urban, architectural and interior projects. He has recently focused his research on the continuous evolution of the study into the nature and design of interactive living in the modern world.
He has also collaborated and exhibited in major installations, including “Microrealities” (Venice Biennale, 2004) and “Rethinking Happiness” (Venice Biennale, 2010), a project aimed at improving people’s quality of life at economic, social and environmental levels by encouraging them to act on what is best for the future of their communities.
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Aldo Cibic. Modernism Museum Mount Dora. https://www.modernismmuseum.org/aldo-cibic.
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Börnsen Nina, & Philippi, S. (1994). Italian design. Taschen. Retrieved from https://amzn.to/3FU4HUf.
Horn, R. (1986). Memphis: Objects, furniture, and patterns. Columbus. Retrieved from https://amzn.to/30ZELYS.
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