Hello!

I am a multidisciplinary designer based in London with a background in Industrial and Interior design, currently working as a Product Designer at Chrome Cherry Design and Innovation based in UK and USA. With Chrome Cherry we have designed products sold in a range of different industries across the world, taking new product ideas all the way to the production line and beyond.


I am also currently working with designer Gianni Arduini on the concept of Controversial Design which examines the way we explore Sex, Food, and Death with design. In this project we analyse - within these three areas - how social behaviours influence and shape objects and artifacts and how their use and consumption influence society in return, exploring the taboos and challenges and how to tackle them with design.

Experience:

2018 Present
Product Designer at CCDI
2017 Present
Researching about Controversial Design
2015 Present
External Design Consultant at Studio Arduini Design
2014
Industrial Designer at Optempus Ltd
2014
MA Interior Design, Politecnico di Milano
2012
Junior Interior Designer at Studio D73
2012
Internship at Studio Arduini Design
2010
BA Industrial Design and Communication, UNIGE
2009
Internship at Studio Elio Micco

Events and Workshops:

2021
Food Design Festival 2021, 29 July 2021: Feeding Change
2020
Sex Tech and Health Debate, River Rooms, Somerset House
2019
DIY Sex Toy Workshop, Makerversity, Somerset House
2018
Shaping New Models: Controversial Design, River Rooms, Somerset House
2018

Controversial Design: Food and Design, Ventura Lambrate District, Milan Design Week 2018

Exhibitions:

2020
Pinximonio exhibited at Re-Wiring Wellness exhibition in Somerset House, London
2018
Chocofusion exhibited at Redroom in Lambrate Design District (Milan Design Week)
2017
Sex Design Revolution exhibition at Redroom in Lambrate Design District (Milan Design Week)
2016
Upgrade: I legni della nostra infanzia exhibition at Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan
2015
Mantis presented at Salone del Mobile (Milan Design Week)

Awards:

2021
MadeforMums Awards 2021 | Silver in the Maternity/nursing bra category for Nurturally Pumping Bra
2020
National Parenting Product Awards | 'Best for Mom' for Nurturally Pumping Bra
2018
1st prize Young&Design 2018 | DESIGNforFOOD for Chocofusion
2014
Design Competition for Mantis

Publications & Press:

2020
A breast pumping sports bra for active mums
on LS:N Global
2020
chrome cherry designs a pumping bra that lets new mothers reclaim their me time on designboom
2020
Re-Wiring Wellness: Sex, Tech & Inclusion
at Makerversity.org
2018
Controversial Design on Timeout
2018
Death and Design on the Book Club on Icon Design
2017
Pinximonio: mara pezzotta + arduini design playfully shape vibrator set as home décor on designboom

Memberships:

2015 Present
ADI Member
2015 2019
GradBIDA Member

Photo by Andre Vigil