(Palermo, Italy, 1956)
Giovanni Levanti is an Italian designer and architect who graduated in Architecture from the Università di Palermo. Interested in the artistic avant-garde and Radical Design, he moved to Milan. Here he attended the Domus Academy and began to collaborate with Andrea Branzi. From 1986, he participated on various projects in the Memphis Group collections. In 1991 he opened his own studio. Through a method based on a constant dialogue between intuition and discipline, he has always explored various possibilities and new strategies to enhance domestic comfort. His work lies between vision and reality, between utopian openness and production. His objects are part of the permanent design collections of the Triennale di Milano, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Centre G. Pompidou in Paris. Over the years his works have been exhibited in prestigious international exhibitions. In addition to his professional activity, he has taught in several Italian universities.