Alessandro Marelli, born in Brianza – very well known wood/furniture industry district in the North of Milan – has always been interested in and concerned with all the themes about “project”, participating in the development of public and private furnishing with different companies and architecture studios, getting so to the bottom of knowledge of the “subject” wood.
During his studies at “Politecnico di Milano”, Alessandro Marelli had the chance of coming in touch with Enzo Mari.
After the degree in Industrial Design, he co-operated for a short time with Prospero Rasulo.
Called by Enzo Mari, he has worked as his unique co-worker for some years. During this period he helped with the development of several projects, among them for example the preparation of Mari’s exhibition “The art of Design” at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Turin.
After this experience, Alessandro Marelli has decided to start his own atelier and to dedicate himself completely to the “project”.

“Il design italiano oltre le crisi Autarchia, austerità, autoproduzione” at Triennale di Milano 2014
“Lightopia” at Vitra Design Museum Basel 2013
“Analogico/Digitale” at Subalterno1 Milano 2012
“Temporary Museum for New Design” 2012 at SuperStudio Più Milano 2012
“Light & Reflection” at DECOoh! Brussels 2012
“Designersblock” at Ventura Lambrate Milano 2011
“Designboom” Mart at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011

“I have been knowing Alessandro Marelli for 10 years, since he was a student at the Politecnico of Milan. I immediately perceived his passion and determination in designing.
For this reason, two years ago, I asked him to work in my small studio, in order to help me projecting. Exactly for projecting, I do not need sheer executors. Is has not been so simple indeed, as all design schools do not give any useful propaedeutics.
Alessandro has freed himself from a planning which is based on the sole computer. He has also freed himself from a designing which is made without any concrete dialogue with materials and with the factory. (He indeed already knew that projecting is always based on ethical passion).
I can assert today that Alessandro Marelli knows how to deal with the projecting activity with dignity.”
Enzo Mari