Decoration ‘'Galla Placidia’ for A. Mendini; 1980


Anna A. Lombardi, portrait  in the installation at the show  Corrispondenze d'Arte 2016, Revoltella Museum, Trieste, 2016. Wallpaper by N.O.W. Editioni  (4 mani, sovrascritture, A. Mendini con P. Gaeta) and armchair "Proust" by A. mendini, manufactured by Magis.

A professional wanderer, Anna Aurora Lombardi has been a designer, a design journalist, a design researcher, and a teacher of Communication and Design. The establishment of the non-profit cultural association known as ‘Museo del Design of Friuli Venezia Giulia’ developed from one of her original ideas and sums all her above-mentioned experiences and interests up.

“To me, Industrial history is the link between Design and Communication.”
Anna A. Lombardi


Coffee maker ‘Ciccì’,  signed as Ann Richardson, Stella; 1999


Self-made lamp ‘Pull-over’; 1995 (ph. A. Paderni)

Born in 1956, after working in Milan with Alessandro Mendini, Anna Lombardi in 1983 founded SAD, ‘Società Artisti e Designer’ with Stefano Casciani and Paolo Scordia. She opened her studio in Udine in 1998 after spendinghaving spent few years in London. Among her works: she launched Fantoni Research Center (1999-2003), revolutionized the perception of Calligaris’ products by introducing the idea of lifestyles (2001-2002), overviewed the historical research for Snaidero, Fornasarig and Pozzi Ginori

Tray ‘Olga’, signed under  Kolja Mirakof paseudonyme, manufactured by Alessi; 1994

Lira’, from the ‘Oven-to-table’ series, with Alejandro Ruiz, signed as Less Design, GGiannini; 1994