MARIA CHRISTINA HAMEL, was born in New Delhi in 1958. She lived her childhood in India, Thailand and Austria. In 1973 she moved with her family to Milan, where she completed her studies in Industrial Design in 1979 at the Scuola Politecnica di Design. Beginning in 1981 she began a collaboration with Alessandro Mendini, which brought her to participate with the group Alchimia, in many projects for Alessi and eventually to become Mendini’s assistant at the University of applied Arts in Vienna at the MAC. Teaching is a constant interest of her activity. She organizes workshops in India, France and Italy. In 2000 she organized, together with Cesare Castelli, the department of gifts and objects of the store FIORUCCI in Milan and Verona.

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