After graduating from the Politecnico di Milano and a postgraduate course at the Alta Scuola Politecnica, he completed his training abroad, studying Metal & Jewellery Design at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Scotland, Product Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and Traditional Furniture Design in Spain. For him, design encompasses many different values including objects rationality and people emotions.
Between Milan where he opened a studio/showroom in 2011 and Reggio where he was born and raised, Antonio works on personal limited collections and collaborations with big Italians brands such as Barilla Group, Seletti and Alessi. From his first limited edition collection ‘Back Home’ in 2012, Antonio’s work has a special focus on the relations between artcraft and design with a particular attention to Italian artisanal and strong artistic identities.
Passionate about his work and traditional techniques, Antonio presented his work around the world, DMY in Berlin, the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Maison & Objets in Paris and the Design Centrum Kielce in Poland, Wabi Sabi exhibition in Turin, Nomadismi exhibition curated by Lidewij Edelkoort in Milan and at the Design Museum Holon in Tel Aviv.
Very close to his family, roots and culture, Antonio works hand in hand with his grandfather Saverio. He is now looking to expand his ventures and create new partnerships and collaborations around the world. Simple and rigorous in his design approach, spontaneous and enthusiasm in his work relations, Antonio proposes instinctive solutions in creating everyday objects with a special attention to details and the quality of the materials.
text by Veronique Cellier