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Massimo Morozzi

Archizoom co-founder Massimo Morozzi dies aged 73

News: Italian architect and designer Massimo Morozzi, co-founder of influential architecture studio Archizoom Associati and later art director for furniture brand Edra, has died aged 73.

Born in Florence in 1941, Morozzi co-founded Archizoom in 1966 together with artist Andrea Branzi and architects Gilberto Corretti and Paolo Deganello.

Together with studios UFO and Superstudio, the founders became known as the "Italian Radicals". Archizoom's projects included pop art-inspired furniture and the influential but unbuilt "No-Stop City" proposal for a city built on an infinitely expanding grid. The studio disbanded in 1974.

Morozzi then pursued a successful career as an industrial designer, opening his own studio in 1982 and working with brands including Alessi and Cassina and developing a concept car for Nissan. He became art director of Edra in 1987.

Announcing his father's death on Instagram, his son Guido Morozzi wrote: "Father, husband, friend freethinker, man of fine intellect, avant garde-minded artist, architect, inventor, creator of beauty through design, teacher, cook, grandfather. Bye dad, I'll miss you."

Massimo Morozzi was born on 28 January 1941 and died on 10 April 2014.