Architect and designer Alessandro Preda was born in Brescia, Italy. He graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a Master of Architecture and from Milan's Bocconi University with a Degree in Economics and Management. Following years of traveling around the world, studying and working in Paris, Shanghai, and Boston, he settled in Brooklyn, New York. After working for six years as an architect at Deborah Berke Partners, Alessandro Preda founded his own studio, alepreda architecture. The architecture and design firm is based in NYC and Brescia, completing projects in the US and Europe. The studio’s work includes residential, commercial, and cultural projects that provide thoughtful solutions while reconciling incongruities in elegant ways. Alessandro Preda has also founded contemporary furniture brand miduny that produces his designs in collaboration with master Italian artisans. His work has been featured in Elle Decor, Living, Dwell, and Corriere della Sera, among others.