Zanzotti Design and the magic of steel

Freelance architect, full-time mom, Maker: Eva Zanzotti takes inspiration from her kids to create playful objects in laser-cut metal


FORMALIZ3D: technology meets creativity

Technology combined with functionality and aesthetics: that’s how three young designers create their 3D-printed lamps


Sabrina Fossi: design as the essence of everyday things

Today we talk with one of the most promising Florentine designers: Sabrina Fossi. Grown near the Duomo, in Florence, she managed to show her design style all over the world. Thanks also to the local craftsmanship experience, she was able to blend simplicity with elegance, but also with functionality. De-structuring and testing new dimensions, she could go back to the true essence of everyday objects, shaping it with her fresh […]


Pecoramello: design as a language for nature

Have you ever thought that a typical kind of patisserie could become an object of design? This is exactly one of the projects by Pecoramello Architetti, whose conceptual idea is inspired by objects that recall territories, traditions and emotions. Design becomes a tool used to communicate the relationship between man and nature, in a green way. The Pecoramello Group was born in Naples in 2001 from a collaboration between Anna […]


Stampomatica, one year later

Tecnificio and Lino’sType launched their “letterpress 2.0” project at Maker Faire Rome 2013: since then, it’s been a very busy and satisfying year for Stampomatica


Ilaria Gelosa and mymoodmydesign

The designer behind mymoodmydesign brand is Ilaria Gelosa, an independent creative who studied first in Milano, for her Industrial Design degree at Politecnico in 2003, and then in Torino, for a Master at IED in 2005. In her following job experiences she also touched different “worlds”, switching from product to nautical design, from graphic design to fairs and exhibitions outfitting. Some of her projects have been showcased at Fuorisalone Milano […]


Indastria Design: how to innovate wood furniture

Passion and a strong desire to experiment are the engine moving Indastria Design: from the encounter of designer Claudio Girardi with woodworker Diego Gaspari sprouted many projects on the border between new technologies and Italian craftsmanship heritage. It’s a renewal of tradition through innovative tools, opening new roads and at the same time strongly recalling old Italian art and craftsmanship. We talked with Claudio and Diego to learn something more […]


Bare Conductive: learn electronics by drawing

Did you think the age of wireless electricity was already upon us? Well, brace yourself for the breakthrough Bare Conductive struck. As a British company, Bare Conductive is a technology and design studio focusing on combining design with electronics. However, their brightest idea was the development of conductive paint. The idea was conceived by a group of friends that attended the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London while […]


DSquadro: when modularity becomes sustainable

“Poor” materials make us focus on pure form and function: add modularity and you’ll get DSquadro philosophy of letting users create and re-create their objects in a sustainable way


Studio MP: a story of ergonomic design

Italian Makers are a link between past and future of Made in Italy (and of many other things which have something to do with craftsmanship and innovation). Valerio Monticelli and Andrea Bruni of Studio MP are on the forefront of this movement: they studied design, have a creative DNA and put a great passion into all their projects, always looking beyond any limit. What’s your story as Makers? What does […]