Lives and works in Milan, where he is involved in industrial design and artistic direction projects.
His research investigates traditional processes, knowledge and materials and translates them, in an innovative way, into simple and contemporary design forms. His work also makes careful and punctual use of colour. His designs have been exhibited at Triennale di Milano, ADI Design Museum, Rossana Orlandi Gallery, Casa do Design Matosinhos, Design Museum Holon. He has designed for Abet Laminati, Alessi, Bulgari, Dnd, Internoitaliano, Lispi, Lithea, Moleskine, and Tenuta Vannulo.




2020, Paestum Experience



2023, ADI Museum, Milan:
Exhibition “Carissimo Pinocchio

2022, La Triennale di Milano:
Exhibition “In a Box”: Arthur Arbesser

2021, ADI Museum, Milan:
Exhibition “SuperSuperfici” Abet Laminati

2020, Rossana Orlandi Gallery, Milan:
Exhibition“Fìdaty 25 Capsule Rossana Orlandi”

2019, Saatchi Gallery, London:
Exhibition “I-MADE / Italian manufacture art & design exhibition”

2019, Casa Do Design Matosinhos, Porto:
Exhibition “Porto Design Biennale 2019 / Frontiere”

2018, IED Barcellona:
Exhibition “Ferri taglienti / Designing tools for future agriculture”

2018, Subalterno1, Milano:
Exhibition “#sendmethefuture”

2015  Design Museum Holon – 2016 La Triennale di Milano:
Exhibition “Alessi IN-possible. Before an idea is brought to life”

2015, Villa Gaeta, Moncioni Montevarchi (AR):
Exhibition “Pinetum 02, Innesti”


Abet Laminati, Alessi, Bulgari, Club Med, Cotto Manetti, Dnd, Esselunga, Internoitaliano, Lispi, Moleskine, Tenuta Vannulo

Cotto Manetti, Lispi, Sanacore, Spazio Paestum, Tenuta Vannulo

Abitare, D Casa, ddn, Domus, Icon Design, Il Sole 24 Ore, Interni, Interni King Size, iOdonna, Living, 4surf Magazine



The wrought iron binds with the wicker in a bed, giving it a warm Mediterranean spirit with sinuous yet rigorous forms. Serafino features an iron architecture, completed by a headboard made entirely of hand-woven wicker. The rational lines of the bed’s iron base gracefully combine with the soft and light profiles of the rattan composing the headboard, which generates two refined and functional bedside tables within its form. Rattan, a classic material of  the “good” Italian design, is elevated by contemporary forms, showcasing its intricate complexity.

Iron and rattan
228 x 222 – h 108 cm

Photo Francesca Ferrari

An unprecedented chocolate bar comprised of soft and rounded shapes, seamlessly joined together; resembling small domes with semi-spherical volumes that form modules.

This geometry is designed to celebrate sharing and facilitates the breaking of the bar between fingers, obtaining individual portions that are regularly shaped and evenly weighed. The domes can also be filled and each have the letter “V” for “Vannulo.”

The bar weighs 100 grams and is made using a polycarbonate mold.

170 x 60 mm – h 78 mm

The design of the Mio valet stand and the Tuo mirror uses tubular iron to trace the profile of the structures, with an arch shape producing two elements with essential aesthetics.

The design of the Mio valet stand and the Tuo mirror uses tubular iron to trace the profile of the structures, with an arch shape producing two elements with essential aesthetics. Both objects feature a distinctive strap iron knot that circles
the legs and ensures stability.
Mio and Tuo are made of hand-forged, painted iron.

Photo Gaia Anselmi Tamburini

Ercole system is crafted from travertine with a freestanding sink and a selection of tiling selections. It takes cues from the Doric style, the earliest of the Greek architectural orders. The sink, resembling a classical column, works on the sum of stone units. The distinct groove adds a sense of cohesion and balance to the units, which differ in size and density. 
The column counteracts the presence of the basin and can be configured with or without a shelf. Clean lines mark the incisions on the marble, which come in three different densities, playing with light and creating a sense of levity and disorder. An exact kind of disorder, mimicking the uneven stones of travertine used for Doric columns in temples. The three-dimensional elements can be combined with each other, so that an infinite number of different layouts can be achieved.

The covering system consists of:

– 10 elements 30×30 cm in Travertine

– 10 elements 30×15 cm in Travertine

– 13 decorative elements 15×15 cm in Pietra Pece

Photo Nino Bertolucci

A comfortable and enveloping four-poster bed, characterised by an elegant dome shape and an unexpected light source positioned at the top of the structure. Volta takes up and reworks the classic dome shape in its profiles, making it light and minimal: the arches are generated by round iron tubes and softly envelop the bed, as if to suggest a sense of intimacy and protection.
The entire construction converges into a single joining element at its top. The LED light is located exactly at Volta’s zenith: a functional position, both to better illuminate the bed and to facilitate reading in a relaxing atmosphere. Two buttons control the dimmable light source and are conveniently located on the rear legs of the bed, within easy reach.
The headboard of the bed is upholstered.

Photo Stefania Zanetti

Sunny is a paradox centred on laminate: it is indeed the covering that allows the object to achieve the necessary solidity for use, having a polystyrene core. The laminate caters to the curves of the seat, ironically diluting the monolithic power of the design. The paradox then continues, as the rigid and monolithic appearance of the object is associated with the relaxing moment of lounging on a deckchair by the sea.

Solidity, irony, simple volumes, primary geometries, stripes, colours, always a formal reference of the Memphis group, contribute to realizing the Sunny chaise longue.

HPL ABET Digital print
170 x 60 – h 78 mm

Photo Max Rommel

The clear graphic sign that distinguishes it, almost as if it were just a profile, a shadow, makes Irma a silent presence that almost blends in with the surrounding environment and for this reason it is suitable for all outdoor contexts.

The project was born with the aim of minimizing the elements that compose it to ensure comfort, visual lightness, essential design and contemporary aesthetics.

59 x 44 – h 82 cm

Photo Gaia Anselmi Tamburini

The IKI handle has a palindromic structural form: the profile in the view from above is identical to that of the frontal view, but reversed by 180 degrees. An elegant, essential form in which the clean angles generate a mutable volume that concludes with semi-circular forms and suggests the proper grip with its frontal profile. The concept of balance between opposites derived from Japanese philosophy has prompted to choose the name IKI – another palindrome – which means “simple, sophisticated, spontaneous”.

135 x 57 mm – h 31 mm

Info Dnd website

A solid ash chair with a seat entirely hand-woven in paper cord. Buri, although inspired by the typical Italian popular chair known as “friulana” – a recurrent furnishing element in many Italian homes, restaurants and trattorias – has here gained autonomy from the archetype thanks to a more generous seat and sophisticated details that express high quality craftsmanship, such as the grafting of the crosspieces of the backrest that are harmoniously connected with the vertical elements of the chair.

Solid ash and paper cord
440 x 480 mm – h 770 mm

Photo Max Gardone

The flavours and aromas of the cheeses change from the edge of the shape to the centre. To cut the mozzarella and to taste it in all its flavours, you need a thin and fine steel blade to sink into the mozzarella without tearing it.

The handle, in polymethyl methacrylate, has a pleasant hold and the characteristic zoomorphic shape means that the blade does not touch the surface on which it is resting.

Steel and polymethyl methacrylate
230 x 10 mm – h 24 mm

Photo Gaia Anselmi Tamburini

The collection is inspired by the Doric style of Paestum: the groove becomes a decoration in dishes, bowls and a special mozzarella container. Sturdy, concrete and colourful, this family of dishes is created for the everyday home table, with in mind the atmospheres and the friendliness of southern Italy.

Glazed ceramic

Photo Francesca Ferrari

The design of the new Moleskine Smart Pen was conceived with the aim of merging the dual soul of the pen, digital and analogue. An analogue writing experience, but also a digital one, because every stroke of the pen is captured in real time and immediately transferred to your device and to endless apps and services connected through the “Moleskine Notes” app. This dual functionality is highlighted and enhanced by the unique oblique shape of the tip.

Extruded aluminium and injection plastic
12 x 14,5 mm – h 160 mm

The tangible and natural extension of Paestum Experience was to create a collection of souvenirs for the Capaccio Paestum area.

Thanks to the help of Marina Santomauro, I was able to open a small exhibition space in the square in Paestum.

Here, we cyclically present exhibitions and events that we handle and produce: projects that are always related to the city and its cultural knowledge. It is an active, changing and proactive place, where souvenirs from the Paestum Experience collection are sold, designed by many friends, colleagues and made by local craftsmen.

I am responsible for the artistic direction, the curation and the organisation of all the exhibitions and activities that we offer at Spazio Paestum.

Photo Elena Monzo

Cave and Gioi are a seat and an outdoor table made entirely in terracotta. 

The choice of a natural material such as worked clay to become terracotta together with a processing technique, that of the millennial manual production of jars – amphorae used in ancient times for the preservation of food and wine – have inspired the search “for an object that could live in symbiosis with nature, both domesticated and not, but above all one that could gain charm as it ages.

Cave: 400 x 330 mm – h 420 mm
Gioi: 700 x 700 mm – h 700 mm

Photo Max Gardone

A container of small things, Tino examines the shape and uses of the typical wicker basket. Characterised by a formal play between symmetry and asymmetry, its edge can also support tall objects.

Glazed ceramic
180 x 180 mm – h 185 mm

Photo Max Rommel

The 05 works on the shape of the lid, equipped with a circular neckline in undercuts that are impossible to obtain through traditional moulds.

The notch allows for a lanyard to pass through and hang the pen around the neck and, bending at the end, generates a thin pocket clip. 

Read more about it on Domusweb

SLS sintered nylon
13 x 16 mm – h 128 mm

Photo Fabrizia Parisi