Last November I attended an event in Germany ( the HUB – find more about it in this post) as a speaker. I was also asked to reply about some questions related to trends and design, and one of them was about Italian design:
Are the Italian designers and Italy still the origin of design or is Italy rather the breeding ground, the playground and the place of inspiration for the designers of the world?
While giving my reply – that was about Italy as more than just a breeding ground, because there is a young generation of very talented Italian designers too – I realized I am not giving here enough space to design from my Country. So let’s start today filling the gap by sharing some names of Italian interior and product designers you maybe did not know.
I made my research thanks to the World Design Rankings list.
What is the World Design Ranking
The World Design Rankings ranks all the Countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A’ Design Award, in a a very exhaustive list of projects divided by Countries. Italy ranked 4th on global scale on the World Design Ranking list for 2018 (jump at the end of the post for the full list!) , after United States, China and Japan: that’s not a bad result at all, do you agree?
The World Design Rankings is also a very useful tool for us working in the media to discover new projects and interesting designers. In the World Design Rankings you can browse projects listed by Countries and designers, or also by Countries and design categories, yet discovering a very wide number of designers you probably did not know before.
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The designers I am introducing to you today with this post are all Italian winners from the A’Design Award, the world’s largest annual juried design competition. The award was founded in 2009 with the aim to recognise and promote international design projects from all the Countries, in 110 different design categories.
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The best Italian interior and product designers according to the World Design Ranking
Emanuele Pangrazi is a multiple award-winning Professional Designer from Terni, specialized in Industrial Design. His solutions are always the outcome of a focused formal experimentation and a reflection on humanistic themes thanks to which contents and values are transformed in symbols and forms.
Stefania Vola is an award-winning designer with 5 featured award-winning projects. Her works are inspired both by art and by nature.
The studio is specialized in medical and household products, covering the entire design process and eliminating the gap between creative and engineering design.
Alessandro Luciani is a multiple award-winning Professional Designer from Rieti, specialized in Retail Design.
Marco Mascetti is the founder and owner of MrSmith Studio, a Milan based design studio active since 2005.
Vincenzo Vinci is a furniture designer from Italy, he is among the co-founders of Grado, a contemporary furnitures Brand based in Hangzhou (China) and Collectivo, a network of designers from several world capitals of design with the aim to offer solutions for various goods sectors.
Alessandra Meacci is an interior and product designer from Padua.
Davide Chiesa Design is particularly experienced in medium scale public and private projects working as either project lead consultant or sub-consultant as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Below you will find the world design rankings for 2010 to 2018: