Aldo Cibic was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1955. In 1977 he started to work with Ettore Sottsass, becoming his partner in 1980, the following year marked the creation of Memphis, of which Cibic was one of the founders.In 1989 he founded his own studio and at the same time he started to collaborate with various Universities, in particular, Domus Academy, Politecnico di Milano, IUAV of Venice. He is an Honorary Professor at Tongji University of Shanghai. Based in Milan, operating internationally, he focuses on urban, architecture and interior projects; whilst also supporting “Rethinking Happiness” – a continuously evolving investigation into the nature and design of interactive living in the modern world.

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    Design Shanghai Giants: Cibic, who founded the revolutionary design group Memphis in Milan with Ettore Sottsass in 1980 at the age of 24, has devoted his design life to research into sustainability, happiness and new ways of life, basing all his work on i