Imparare facendo è il principio alla base dei corsi triennali di Raffles Milano, un percorso di formazione che struttura la mente, fornisce un solido bagaglio tecnico e fa venire voglia di allargare i propri orizzonti di vita. Scopri il nostro corso triennale in Product Design.
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Architetto, si occupa di progettazione e è attivo nei campi del design, architettura, art direction, insegnamento, composizione e produzione musicale.Tra i suoi maestri Bruno Munari e Isao Hosoe, con cui ha collaborato per diversi anni. Tra i principali clienti: Invicta, Lefel, Stone Italiana, Vicentina Marmi, Fumagalli componenti, Valenti Luce, Noah guitar, Garofoli, Andreoli, Guzzini, Upgroup, Caffè River, De Vecchi, Nissan, Feltrinelli, Napapijri, Pandora Design, Lavazza, Danese, Ernst Knam, Jannelli&Volpi, Caimi Brevetti, Valcucine, Dornbracht, ECO-oh!, Acqua Chiarella.
È docente di design dal 1997, e insegna presso le più affermate istituzioni di design nazionali e internazionali. In campo musicale ha scritto colonne sonore per teatro e installazioni e pubblicato quattro album. Ha partecipato a numerose mostre collettive e personali e i suoi progetti hanno vinto o sono stati selezionati per importanti premi nazionali ed internazionali. Nel 2017 è stato nominato tra gli “Ambasciatori del Design Italiano” nell’ambito dell’Italian Design Day.
Product design:designing objects, systems and solutions
Without design, the world would be a much poorer, more tiring place. The discipline of design can be defined as ‘pervasive intelligence’ that invites us to find new meanings and new solutions, and that educates people to generate value and values for the world around them. Design has always been a powerful driver of social and aesthetic progress and of thinking.
Design is an essential factor for every firm that makes the quality of its products a hallmark of its market positioning. That quality comprises the product’s conception, usability and emotional appeal, its ability to cater for the requirements of environmental sustainability, a suitable choice of materials and the product’s life cycle. And the designer is the lead actor in the process of defining the product’s main characteristics. At the end of this course, students will be able to find opportunities for work or structured professional placement in all sorts of different fields of industry, wherever innovation converges with the quality of products, services and processes.
Who should attend
The course is for applicants with a secondary school leaving diploma. Ideal students in this course aspire to transform their creative characteristics into the abilities to think, to conceive, to execute and to communicate projects, products and services. The course provides them with the research tools, methodologies and processes they will need to be able to govern the complexity of designing. As design is interdisciplinary by nature, the course will introduce students to the tools they need to interact with various experts in managing the process, from the product’s conception to its market commercialisation.
The first year curriculum is designed to enable students to learn the tools of basic design, perception and the human senses, familiarity with materials, history of design, design theory and representation, designing 1. The second year features a strong component of design labs, workshops, interdisciplinary labs and site visits to firms. The third year is devoted to analysing future trends and scenarios, new opportunities for design, with the city as a theatre for design. The last semester focuses on developing a design thesis in partnership with firms.
– Basic design.– Art and design history– Material design– Researching scenarios and developing concepts– Representing and communicating products and services– Physical and cognitive ergonomics– Perceived quality and sensations– Design and sustainability– Strategic marketing/product and communication– Design management
Student of the Year
At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano rewards the best talent of every course and every year.The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected)
They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.
They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.
Color and Perception designer
Danilo De Rossi
Pasquale Di Meglio
Design director / Visual designer
Andrea Davanzati Forges
Architect and Designer
Translator / Interpreter
Journalist / Writer
Architect / Journalist
Gallerist / Curator
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Annual fees valid for registrations from 1 January 2021:Students from the European Union and EFTARegistration fee + annual fee according to the six categories of ISEE family income brackets:I Income bracket up to € 30,000Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 6.000 euroII Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 7.000 euroIII Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 9.500 euroIV Income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 12.500 euroV Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 16.000 euroVI Income bracket over 125,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 18.000 euro
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An industrial designer, Barki graduated in Industrial Design at NABA, and then continued her studies at the Università Elisava in Barcelona. Winner of various Design contests, she exhibited her works at the Power Power Station of Art in Shanghai, at the Salone del Mobile and at the Fuori Salone in Milan. Parallel to her professional activity she is also active in academic life, where she teaches digital modelling techniques and interaction design. In the world of design, she is mainly interested in product design, graphic design and 3D modelling. The latter, in particular fast prototyping, has allowed her to develop projects and collaborations with various companies, among which are DWS Systems and Zortrax, in the field of 3D printing design, and to exhibit her works at the CES in Las Vegas, Formnext (Frankfurt), at the Mecspe (Parma) and Maker Faire in Rome. She writes articles and is a speaker at conferences and seminars on the union between fast prototyping and Design.
Bottoli is involved in professional and research activities in interior public and urban inhabited spaces. After many years of teaching at the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano, he concluded his academic activity in 2014/15 with the chair of “Urban set design and design methodology” at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata. Today, he teaches only in some select university courses and Professional Associations. With respect to urban spaces he proposes a radical evolution of traditional “Colour Plans” and for closed spaces he experiments with forms of engagement of the artistic gesture in daily life. With Giulio Bertagna he is currently working on the promotion of a new method of design and colour rendering management called ACD, Advanced Colour Design. He is a member of ADI – Association for Industrial Design at BEDA. Among the founders of Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana Colore (Italian Colour Association), he is also a member of the Presidency Council and of the Technical and Scientific Committee.
Christian Buzio, nasce a Milano 54 anni fa.
Sin da piccolo appasionato di modellismo, mentre frequenta la facoltà di giurisprudenza presso la Cattolica di Milano, si avvicina al modo del modellismo da collezione diventando un pittore di diorami e modelli, come piccola attività da affinacare agli studi.
Inaspettatamente questa cresce fino a diventare un’attività a tempo pieno. Nel volgere di pochi anni diventa un distributore specializzato nel mondo dei giochi da tavolo, collezione e modellismo da collezione.
Alcuni fortunati incontri durante le Fiera di Lucca Comics, lo portano a fornire il suo expertise ad ambienti professionali legati al mondo dell’automotive. Nel frattempo matura una notevole esperienza nel settore resine e siliconi, divenendo in breve piuttosto ricercato soprattutto per grandi stampi. Collabora con teatri, musei, aziende automobilistiche, cinematografiche, televisive ed effetti speciali. Realizza grandi scenografie, diorama museali, set fotografici e props per still life.Negli anni, passa da prototipista a distributore all’ingrosso per materiali speciali, fornendo consulenze oltre che i materiali stessi.
Viene nominato responsabile per i materiali del laboratorio di restauro per la Triennale di Milano,
per la quale tiene gratuitamente per alcuni anni il laboratorio Lo stampo pe avvicinare i bambini al design ed ai suoi materiali.
Approda all’insegnamento dopo aver vinto per due volte consecutive il concorso Un designer per le Imprese del comune di Milano ed affianca l’insegnamento alla sua attività. Per 5 anni detiene le cattedre presso NABA Milano di Tecniche della prototipazione avanzata, Modellazione avanzata e Filosofia del design e dei materiali, sia in italiano che in lingua straniera, arrivando a gestire circa 600 studenti alla settimana.
Tiene delle lectures presso il politecnico di Milano e diversi altri interventi in molteplici eventi. Nergli ultimi 3 anni tiene conferenze e laboratori di restauro all’estero, presso Il Museo di Storia Nazionale dell’Ucraina, per il Museo di Storia Naturale dell’Ucraina e per il Museo Nazionale Ucraino nel Monastero di Lavra.
Attualmente collabora con il più vasto network online di Makers Italiano, per i quali sta registrando video corsi sulle tecniche di utilizzo di resine e siliconi mentre frequenta il corso di Laurea in Design e discipline della moda on line.
Communication designer graduated at Politecnico di Milano, since 2006 she has been working in Milan as Graphic designer and Art director in different agencies, focusing on packaging and brand design for beauty & fragrances products.
She is creative consultant for make-up and skincare companies and she is founder and owner of Titanium Studio, a communication and packaging design agency specialized in the cosmetics market, an original reality that in Milan collaborates with important brands and startups of the sector.
Firm believer of the ideas that ""make wow"" only if they work, she considers packaging design the ideal creative combination between product design and communication.
After studying Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano she joined Leftloft as an information designer and discovered her passion for the shape of data. In 2009 she started collaborating with the male magazine IL of the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. In 2010 she experimented with the first Italian digital magazine: La vita nòva — awarded by SPD, European Design Awards, Malofiej and D&AD. Her projects are featured in various publications such as: Data Flow2 (Die Gestalten Verlag), Designing news (Die Gestalten Verlag), Information Graphics (Taschen), and Visual Storytelling (Die Gestalten Verlag). In the following years, she collaborated with various magazines, such as the Mit Technology Review, Harvard Business Review, New York Magazine, Esquire, and Wired. Since 2013 she has been working as a professional journalist and is in charge of the digital design area at Il Sole 24 Ore, where she deals with interaction and interfaces of the daily digital products offered by the newspaper and by Radio24. She teaches at the Università IUAV (Venice) and at CFP Bauer (Milan).
I have always been looking for a design that gives light to architectures. With firms of the sector, as a lighting designer and creative director, I develop the creative project and harmonize it with the industrial process, to create in glass and light.
During my working experience I practiced architecture, graphics, interior design and industrial design. What thrilled me the most was glass and lighting. A real revelation that brought me to learn how to elaborate, design and invent with glass and light.
I graduated from the Venice Institute of Architecture. I continued the studies at the Polytehnic University of Milan where I learned the design aspects of lighting.
From that moment my goal has become the pursuit of efficiency of light, as a result of the beauty of the industrial product. Therefore I learned how to use production and engineering at their best for industrial decorative lamps.
Pasquale Di Meglio studied art and specialised in the Art of Printing.
After a first period spent in various graphic design agencies and an experience in the publishing industry, in 2004 he founded Studio41, a design studio that will gave life to several collaborations in the field of cultural communication.
In 2010 he moved to Milan where he started working for Lumen, branding agency that allowed him to enter into contact with many Italian and international brands.
Since 2014 he has been the Design Director at CBA, a brand design agency of the WPP group, which offers a global perspective on the world of branding and design thanks to its international team.
Born in Milan in 1961, at the age of twenty-five Francesco Dondina established Dondina Associates to work in the fields of brand identity and communication design, focusing primarily on its applications to the areas of fashion, design, art and culture. His studio’s more important clients have included Giorgio Armani, Krizia, Valentino, Ferragamo, L’Oréal Paris, Cassina, the City of Milan, the MoMA, Feltrinelli and MUBA, the Milan Children’s Museum. He designed the images for the exhibitions of Bramantino in the Sforza Castle and of Bernardino Luini in the Royal Palace, both in Milan. With Marco Zanuso Jr. and Giuseppe Rabonim he designed the ticket offices for Expo Milano 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Dondina Associates also had a base in New York, since in that period he partnered with the Asia Society Museum and the American Ballet Theatre. In 2009, he published a book of an interview with Bob Noorda, Una vita nel segno della grafica. In 2015, he devised the Graphic Design Lectures cycle of events held at the Sforza Castle and, in 2016, he curated SIGNS, an exhibition about contemporary Italian graphic design held in the Base location in Milan. He has taught at the Cfp Bauer and Milan Polytechnic for many years.
His professional career has given him the chance to gain experience in different fields: from communication to financing service. He has successfully developed a new business and at the same time renewed new commercial networks and company organizations. He has a peculiar attitude towards strategic thinking, from team work to talent honing and management. As a Coach Manager, he is truly a remarkable specialist of relationships for the development and acquisition of fundamental self-awareness. He has had numerous managerial roles in important Italian and international companies ranging from Commercial Manager in Mondadori Advertising to General Manager in Cemit Interactive Media, and he has been the General Manager in Condé Nast. After a few years in consulting, he came back to the company field as a Managing Director and as CEO of Cerved's Finservice Group.
Thanks to a scholarship she attended IED in Milan where she graduated in 1996 in Industrial Design. She works as a designer at the Research Center of the European Institute of Design. She joins the staff of Gio Style dedicating to new concepts. She attended the Experimental Course of Design, Artistic Design for the Enterprise coordinated by Prof. Ugo La Pietra at the Academy of Brera and for 3 years she taught the Laboratory of Design.
Since 2001 she works as a consultant for Fratelli Mariani, a manufacturer of metal fabrics and expanded metal sheets, in the creation of a Department of Architecture and Design, which she coordinates until 2010.
She follows several courses for the Faculty of Communication and Design of the Polytechnic of Milan as ""cultore della Materia"" and in 2005 she is Coordinator of the course of Transportation Design at Domus Academy, where she organizes the startup and follows two years of it.
In 2008 she founded the design studio "Ildoppiosegno" that deals with industrial design.
She publishes the book "Design 4 Pets - interpreting the present to design the future", an illustrated monograph that relates humans, pets and the context in which they live.
Andrea Forges Davanzati conduce studi analitici tra architettura e biologia. La sua ricerca in forme pure si concentra maggiormente sulla scultura in acciaio inossidabile, spesso in movimento o in equilibrio. Le applicazioni in campo architettonico e design sono direzionate verso la realizzazione di strutture di ispirazione naturale nelle grandi strutture pubbliche municipali e in manufatti architettonici quali ringhiere, cancelli, scale, coperture, gazebo e protezioni in interventi sia pubblici che privati. Altre applicazioni riguardano la costruzione di strutture di illuminotecnica, maniglie, tavoli, e altri oggetti di arredo funzionale in metallo, legno, pietre e resine. Ha collaborato in ambito della modellistica e mokup per cinema, televisione, teatro e studi professionali di architettura e design industriale. I suoi studi sulle forme degli insetti hanno prodotto una unica serie di microsculture in argento cesellato e sbalzato: “Larvae”. Altre attività riguardano le scenografie e gli allestimenti di convention ed eventi, docenze e restauri specializzati, consulenze tecniche professionali sulle lavorazioni dei metalli.
Born in 1947 and graduated in 1969 from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. From 1975 to 1979 he worked for ICF De Padova and in parallel he started to collaborate with Vico Magistretti, one of the masters of Italian Design. From 1978 to 1984 he lived in London and in that period he was among the founders of Alias and Director of Artemide G.B. In 1992 he founded Nemo with Cassina, and in 1999 Forcolini.Lab. In 2005 he founded Oylight. Over the years he designed for Alias, Artemide, BBB Bonacina, De Padova, Caimi Brevetti, Cassina, Gervasoni, Luceplan, Luci Italia, Joint, OY light, Pomellato and Zumtobel. From 2001 to 2007 he was National President of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale). In 2007 he was a member of the Italian Design Council and since 2008 he is a member of the ADI Design Jury. From 2009 to 2016 he was Scientific Director, Ceo and Vice President of IED. In 2018 he is appointed by MIBAC member of the Study Commission for the identification of public policies to support and develop Design, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he is appointed Ambassador of Italian design in the world. Since 2017 he is Scientific Director of Raffles Milano. In 2020 he was awarded the Compasso d'Oro alla Carriera. His projects are in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Design Museum of the Triennale di Milano and the ADI Compasso d'Oro Collection. He has exhibited in Madrid, Los Angeles, London, Hamburg, Cologne, Tokyo, Sydney, Santiago the Chile, Moscow, Oslo, Naples, Milan, Toronto and Brussels.
Communication designer and photographer, he works as a graphic designer and art director in the editorial field (Skira, Rizzoli). Since 2005 he has been working with Studio Gentili on brand identity projects (Autogrill, Fiat, Volkswagen, Corriere della Sera, Guzzini). In 2009 he is in Argentina with the NGO AVSI to develop communication projects for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2010 he has been working on visual design and photography. Together they founded the visual and brand identity studio Elce.
Graduated at Politecnico di Milano with a specialisation in Health Design and Design for All. After collaborating with some Italian studios, since 2003 he has been working in product design for studio Arduini Design in medium and high-complexity industrial sectors, in the hospital field and in products for the disabled and for third age. He has developed research and experimental concepts as well as applications of innovative materials for various Italian and international companies. He has taught and held workshops in various design schools, such as the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa, Laba in Brescia and Politecnico di Milano. He is a consultant for some in-house training companies for the design of training and recreational activities.
After graduating from the Polytechnic of Milan at the Faculty of Architecture, he began his collaboration with Studio Gecchelin in 1997. As a designer he has participated in the creation of various products for numerous Italian and international companies. At the same time he carries out design activities for renovations, interior design and exhibition stands.
In parallel, he deals with packaging, graphic design and communication. Since 2017 he has been teaching at Raffles - Istituto Moda e Design in Milan.
He has been selected and awarded in several design competitions, including: Compasso d'Oro Targa Progetto Giovane (1998) and Compasso d'Oro (2004).
After graduating from the Academy of Communication in Milan, she obtained a Master in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London. She won a scholarship to further her research at Kyoto City University of Arts. Back in Europe, she won the Parallel Prize and was later called by Philippe Starck to start a collaboration in the Paris studio. After this experience she returned to Milan where, while maintaining a collaborative relationship with the studio, she carried out her own Graphic design projects. She has received recognition from the ADCI and the Padua Cultural Commission.
Translator, conference interpreter and professor of English language, she graduated in English Language and Literature at the University of Aarhus and accomplished a research PhD in Theory of Translation at the University of Milan. She has been teaching both in Italian and international universities and in corporate contexts for 15 years. This experience gave her the chance to be able to deal with students from different cultures and educational backgrounds, with the aim to make them reach a good language level for several social and professional operating contexts. Besides, she works as Project Manager for important translation assignments and interpreting projects. She released monographies on language didactics and contributed to numerous academic papers in this field.
A professional journalist, Masini graduated in Italian literature with a specialisation in Art History at the Università degli Studi La Sapienza (Rome). He writes for Quotidiano Nazionale (Il Giorno, il Resto del Carlino, La Nazione) and over the past thirty years he has held various posts in the Group, until becoming the manager of editorial projects. He has a Master’s degree in marketing and communication and another in digital marketing lab, both acquired at the Sole-24 Ore’s Business School. He has taught “Media languages” and “Art Markets” at the Università degli Studi Carlo Bo in Urbino. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Ads and Audipress and a member of the Design Prize scientific committee. He recently published the book Gabriella Crespi, Spirito e Materia, arte e design (Gabriella Crespi, Spirit and Matter, art and design) for Odoya.
Moscatelli graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in “Territory and Sustainable Architecture”. After collaborating with studio EMBT in Barcelona, since 2008 she has been working with Studio Moscatelli on architecture and urban design, receiving awards and acknowledgements for redevelopment projects for buildings and public spaces. He has published articles on some magazines of the industry, such as Ananke and Area, and has taken part in the realisation of the monographic volumes On the road – Milano and Archibook Expo 2015. Since 2011 he has been teaching in Italy and abroad. He has held presentations and conferences at the Association of Architects PPC in Como and Brescia, at Politecnico di Milano and at the Floormart fair.
Massimo Mussapi - designer and architect, since the beginning he has mainly dedicated himself to design for the hospitality industry, practicing his profession in Italy and Asia, with studios in Milan and Xiamen, China.
Each of his projects stems from a strategic vision that integrates design, marketing and communication, and is fueled by an incessant and passionate exploration of reality that is also exercised through the teaching activity: with the ISAD Higher Institute of Architecture and Design, the IED, POLIdesign Politecnico di Milano, the Lantao Cultural Center in Beijing.
He received the NEW BUSINESS MEDIA INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD for the FLYINGROOM hotel room project that presents new products, furniture and technical equipment specifically designed for hotel use, together with solutions aimed at overcoming any physical and cultural disability.
The CAPO-FAMIGLIA collection of accessories for public spaces for SEGIS won first prize at the CONTRACT DESIGN AWARD. ANGELO PO Grandi Cucine's Combistar FX professional ovens received an Honorable Mention at the Compasso d'Oro ADI, as did the LUXOR line of refrigerated display cases designed for SAGI SpA, which also received a RED DOT DESIGN AWARD.
FLYINGBAR - the world's thinnest hotel minibar, designed for INDEL B - was selected for the ADI Index Compasso d'Oro and was awarded the PLATINUM ADEX AWARD in Las Vegas.
Massimo Mussapi was the designer designated by the French EQUIPHOTEL Salon to represent Italy in the 2012 and 2014 editions, and has been invited to exhibit the HOTEL REVOLUTION project at the 2019 edition of HOST, Fiera di Milano, with which he proposes a revolutionary concept of hospitality and presents many new products expressly conceived for this sector.
After graduating 'cum laude' in architecture from Milan Polytechnic, he moved to Barcelona where he obtained a Master's degree in Project Theory and Practice from the Universitat Politècnica de
Between 2004 and 2011 he collaborated with architecture studios in Spain and Italy and was the costruction manager of travelling exhibitions in the USA, Canada, Japan and China.
Since 2011 he has been an "associate member" of Studio Origoni Steiner, specialised in Interior and Exhibit Design, he realizes projects for important clients such as: Ermenegildo Zegna, Coesia Group,
Panino Giusto, Riva1920, Korean Craft Design Foundation, MUDEC, Atlanta Museum of Design, Triennale Milano.
In 2012 he was selected as one of the best architects under 40 by the Ordine degli Architetti Lombardi and in2015 he was a finalist in the Medaglia d'Oro all'Architettura award. His works have been published in various catalogues such as the Adi Design Index for the Compasso D'Oro.
Since 2015 he has been a professor of Museography at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and of Exhibit Design at the Accademia del Lusso.
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After studying at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, since 2005 he has been producing images by combining classical techniques with modern digital tools. The study of the "sign" allows him to operate in various sectors of communication: for publishing he illustrates monographic books, self-help manuals for De Agostini, illustrated catalogs for Sharai. Since 2016 he has collaborated with Mediaset as a visualizer creating storyboards, simultaneously with advertising agencies and self-producing underground comics. In 2017, the meeting with Franco Vezzoli launched him into the world of contemporary art, lending his hand to the artist in the performance "Take my tears" within the collective performance "Take me I'm yours" in Pirelli Hangar Bicocca in Milan, replicating in 2018 at Villa Medici in Rome.
Born in Turin in 1966, he attended the Photography Department of the Istituto Europeo di Design. After his studies, he started his career as a photographer, ranging from portraits and celebrity shots to the fields of beauty, fashion and advertising. His portfolio includes works for FIAT, Iveco, Lavazza, Chicco and Oréal. He studied and developed the image of various celebrities in showbusiness, such as Arturo Brachetti, Luciana Littizzetto, Subsonica, Fernanda Lessa, Antonella Elia, Neja. In recent years, he has extended his research to video language, both as a director and as a director of photography (he created the video for Alfonso di Levante). Ranzani is the author of the following publications: Ecce Femina (2000), 99 per Amnesty (2003), La Soglia. Vita, carcere e teatro, and Go 4 it/Universiadi 2007. He was the person of reference for the artistic group 4k in the project Torino Mosaico, and for the artistic group Dead Photo Working in the opening project of Luci d’Artista in Turin. He conceived and organised the international photography contest OPEN PICS for the Turin Book Fair. He is currently the President of AFIP Torino.
Documentary-maker and visual sociologist, Rossano deals with visual sociology and anthropology at the University of Barcelona, where he concluded a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2016. In 2002, he graduated in Law at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and three years later he obtained his Diploma of specialiation in cinema direction at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematografics de Catalunya. In 2006, he attended and concluded the Master’s Course in Management for Showbusiness at the SDA Bocconi in Milan. An expert in video-making and in the organisation of cultural and theatre events, he has worked at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano (2006) and at the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (2009-2010). Rossano is the author of documentaries that have participated in various international festivals and is an arduous writer of academic articles and short stories. His research activity falls within the disciplinary field of Sociology and Anthropology, in connection with audiovisual methodologies and techniques.
Graduated in Architecture at Istituto Universitario di Venezia, she holds a Ph.D. in Design for Cultural Heritage at Design Department of Politecnico di Milano. She carries out multidisciplinary researches on design, art and architecture focusing on the enhancement of the heritage through digital archives and tools, to foster novel learning models. She has been involved in research projects at academic and institutional level, dedicated to curatorship, coordination and organization of exhibitions, workshops, conferences and cultural events. She also writes on design, art and architecture, for blogs and online magazines.
Architect and journalist, Scarzella is a communication expert and a consultant for companies in the design industry as well as curator of research projects, books and international design exhibitions. She has been the editor of the magazine Domus and writes about design and architecture on specialized international magazines. She has been professor at Università La Sapienza in Rome, Università di Genova and at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. Founder and vice president of the association DComeDesign for the promotion of female creativity, she designed and currently leads, together with Valentina Downey, the LabBrainDesign. Since 2010 she has been actively working in social design, developing training projects in contexts of social unrest in Asia and Africa and has been collaborating with UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Photographic research, her lifelong passion, is an important tool for her creative work.
She graduated in Industrial Product Design at the Polytechnic of Milan with a project that will later be purchased by an important Italian company.
She has worked with contract companies creating interior renderings, and collaborated with furniture companies in Brianza as an industrial designer and as a mechanical designer at a company producing large industrial machinery.
She teaches 3D modeling and rendering, both in group and individual courses.
Currently she is an industrial designer in a professional studio.
Passionate about 3D modeling and 3D printing, she creates components for various clients, some in the automotive sector.
Born in Milan in 1964, he graduated in painting at NABA and then in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Milano.
In 1989 he was hired as a product designer and model maker in Rodolfo Bonetto's studio.
In 1991 he began working with the "Pasqui e Pasini" studio where he also designed car interiors and accessories for the Fiat Group.
In 1998, together with Cristiano Mino, he founded Focus Design Srl, a studio based in Milan, where he developed various industrial design projects, from fitness equipment to electro-medical instruments.
In 2010 he opened " 1a100", a studio/laboratory specialised in the use of various materials and techniques, where he produces models for architecture, mock-ups for cinema and advertising and aesthetic models for designers.
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Isabella Tiziana Steffan is an architect (Politecnico di Milano, 1981) and a certified European Ergonomist (CREE-Centre for Registration European Ergonomists, 2001).
She deals with accessibility and usability of environments, products and services, as a designer and consultant of Ergonomics and Design for All for private and public clients.
He has done and continues to do teaching work for various organizations and institutes, including the University of Milan Bicocca (Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science) and the Polytechnic of Milan (ABC, co-director of the course "Ergonomics and Offices for All").
Former member of the Building Commission of the Municipality of Milan, of the Permanent Observatory of Design ADI, she is chair of NAB - National Council for the Certification of European Ergonomists, of the Technical Committee "Ergonomics in Design for All" of IEA - International Ergonomics Association, and member of the Scientific Committee of IEA2021.
She is active in standardization at national (chair UNI/CT033/GL32), European (drafting of "PrEN 17210- Accessibility and usability of the built enviroment) and international level (ergonomics, built environment, elevators).
"Business consultant, research project coordinator, curator. Expert in design driven innovation processes and specialist in Design Thinking, with a long experience in various manufacturing sectors, including automotive, food and more recently pet. He has led and coordinated research projects at institutions such as Poli.design, Cried, Domus Academy Research Center, Design Innovation BTS, Artefice Group and collaborated with companies such as Samsung, Lenovo, Fiat, Hyundai, Nissan, 3M, Bauli, Daelim, Merck, Iveco, Tenacta Group and many others. From 2019 he is a founding member of MinD, Design for Psychiatric Rehabilitation - www.madindesign.com
Amelia was Director of the Department of Car and Transportation Design, Head of the Premaster and curator of special projects at the Domus Academy, Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Design of the Politecnico di Milano, Design Thinking Instructor at the NSDA of San Diego, Car Design teacher at the Polytechnic School of Design, member of the thematic commission for the business of ADI Design Index, lecturer and advisor at IED and Naba.
Amelia has published articles on design and trends for international magazines such as Dcasa Repubblica, Corriere Design, IL Sole24Ore, Damn, AU Brazil, Cermagazine, Autodigest, Case da Abitare.
Academic background: MA in Architecture / Member of the Order of Architects of the Province of Naples, MA in Industrial Design, Master in Strategic Design at the MIP - School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano. Undergraduate studies in anthropology, psychology and pedagogy.
Amelia lives in the countryside, near Lake Lecco, with 2 wonderful dogs and 2 cats."
After his humanistic studies, Vergani trained himself as a scholar while he worked in a record shop. A brief experience in the world of design led him to become Luigi Settembrini and Francesca Sorace’s assistant in the year 2000 during their collaboration with the Cosmit for the exhibition “1951-2001, Made in Italy?”. In 2001, he founded Nowhere, the first example of a nomad exhibition space, and organised exhibitions in Milan, Paris, and Florence with this format. In 2003, he opened a permanent office in Milan, thus giving substance to his research activity in the field of contemporary art. During the same year, and until 2006, he worked as an editorial consultant for Skira. From 2007 to 2013 he was the Vice President of Startmilano, a sectorial association for the diffusion of contemporary art and culture. He has been writing about art for the newspaper Il Giorno/QN since 2009.
Born in Caracas in 1957 to Italian parents, Giulio Vinaccia moved to Italy in 1985 and spent the years from 1997 to 2012 working with his brother Valerio in the area of industrial design, while also starting to take an interest in social design in his native Colombia in 1993. From 1996 to 2002, he worked with SEBRAE, the Brazilian Support Service for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, developing a dozen projects of design for craftsmanship in several communities of Brazil. In 2004, the Spanish government commissioned him to carry out a project to study the iconography of the Camino de Santiago. He subsequently worked to flank communities in critical condition in Sweden, Canada, Afghanistan and Egypt. Since 2009, he has been working with the development programmes at the UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organisation – in China, Haiti and the five Caribbean states, Pakistan, Madagascar and seven southern Mediterranean countries. In 2015, he won the World Green Design Contribution Award and in 2016, together with UNIDO, the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award, the first one every presented in the award’s history to the category of social design.
A graduate of the IED(European Institute of Design) in Turin in 2001, obtained his Masters in Transportation-Interface Design at the IED in Madrid an Turin in 2002. He has collaborated with numerous companies and design studios including Pininfarina, Ferrari, Motorola, Fizik, Frog Design and Flextronics. Since 2006 he has been teaching at the IED in Turin and Milan. In 2011 he opened his own design studio which is involeved in Product and Transportation Design.
Nasco come Strategic & Service designer con specializzazione in Ergonomia. L’innata spinta a comprendere in profondità bisogni, archetipi e driver delle persone, utenti finali e stakeholder, ad evolvere e facilitare la ricerca e progettazione partecipata, di esplorare gli equilibri umani integrati all’AI, mi hanno spinta a integrare la mia formazione come counselor pedagogico sinestesico