Mario Bellini was born in 1935 in Milan and is an internationally renowned architect and designer. He graduated in architecture in 1959 at the Milan Polytechnic, where he was a student of Gio Ponti. In the 1960s he began his activity in the world of design, opening a professional studio. After working as design director at La Rinascente, in 1963 he became chief design consultant at the Olivetti company. Here he created objects such as the first personal computer in the world (the P101) and the famous Praxis 35 and 45 typewriter. He was director of Domus magazine and over the years has designed countless art, design and architecture exhibitions both in Italy that abroad. He has received the Golden Compass Award eight times and twenty-five of his works are in the permanent design collection of MoMA in New York. Since the 1980s Bellini has devoted himself almost entirely to architecture, designing numerous buildings around the world, from the Portello exhibition center in Milan to the Tokyo Design Center in Japan. In 2015 the Milan Triennale awarded him the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture and in 2017 dedicated a personal exhibition to him.