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Mattia Albicini

Mattia Albicini - Ethimo

Mattia Albicini (Milan, Italy, 1980) achieved his Master's degree in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano in 2006. While studying at university he collaborated with manufacturing companies as well as design studios and between 2003 and 2004 he studied Design & Media at the "Fachhochschule Hannover", Germany, where he took part in a project in the field of urban lighting for the city of Hannover.
After graduating he joined the team of Basaglia Rota Nodari Associates and then, from 2008 until 2011, he worked for Toan Nguyen Studio designing for brands such as Dedon, Coalesse, Walter Knoll, Moroso, Lema, Viccarbe, Ormet, Domus, Firme di Vetro Group, Pedrali, YDF and others.

During that time he dealt with many different fields, from furniture to lighting, from home automation and appliances to automotive. He also covered art direction activities, managing catalogues and designing fair stands. This variety of tasks, and the contact with leading companies and personalities of the design scene would be crucial for his training. He learned to face new challenges and acquired an effective working method.
Between 2011 and 2012 he moved to Sydney (Australia) where he worked for Enero Group, a worldwide corporation specialized in design consulting, communication and marketing. During this period he also designed products as a freelancer, for Italian and international companies and in June 2011 he won the "Hands on Door Handles" International Design Competition (head of jury Jasper Morrison), organized by the leading brand Colombo Design.
In 2012 he come back to Italy and established his own studio in Milan.
He loves to design in many sectors, exploring materials, manufacturing technologies and scenarios. His eclectic style that combine care for details with high functionality and research for unusual shapes, lead him to collaborate with leading international clients such as Ceccotti Collezioni, Ethimo, Made a Mano, Riva 1920, Terzani, and others.



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