Aldo Rossi (1931–1997) is one of the most acclaimed Italian architects of the second half of the 20th century. One of his best-known works is the cemetery in Modena, Italy, which Rossi designed in 1971. The cemetery's buildings – like many of Rossi’s other works – exhibit the strong colors, clear geometry, and ironical historical references typical of postmodernism, but Rossi himself claimed he was not part of the movement. “I cannot be postmodern, as I have never been modern,” he is said to have said.
Born in Milan, Rossi graduated as an architect from the Politecnico di Milano in 1959. During his long career he became known not only as an architect, but also as an artist and theorist who toured the world teaching in Milan, Venice, and many U.S. top universities. Rossi was also the first Italian architect to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize.
Aldo Rossi has designed pieces for the following brands: