Italian Design Showcase

Undesign was founded in 2003. They design identities: that is their job. Identity is the outward expression of a brand or a company: it includes everything, from the name to the symbol, from the visual aspects to the verbal ones.

Artiva Design is a creative studio located in Genoa (Italy) since 2003. Artiva’s work is based on the  interest of two designers, Daniele De Batté and Davide Sossi, in visual art, graphics, illustration and multimedia. In 2007 they started a side-project called Take Shape, creating a vast choice of high quality patterns for different applications.

Miulli Associati is a specialized creative laboratory in graphic the design and particularly in the artistic direction, the coordination image for public institutions and privately-owned companies, publishing, in the museum exhibitions, and web design in the fields cultural, institutional and food. Miulli Associate has obtained important acknowledgments to international level and its work has been published on several occasions.

Studio Filippo Nostri deals with graphic design. His website presents a selection of works from 2006. With years of experience and working for important museums, institutions, galleries and publishers, the studio has developed a deep knowledge of the entire design process. Relevance to the content, coherence in the structure and in the details, right typographic choices and optimization of materials are the guidelines for each project.

Alessio Avventuroso is an independent young designer from Italy currently based in Valencia (Spain). Born in San Remo in 1986, in 2005 he moved to Milan where in 2008 he graduated in Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano. In September 2008 he went back to Valencia, after the Erasmus experience at the Universidad Politecnica, where he got his Master’s degree in Graphic Arts.

Designwork was founded in 2002 by Artemio Croatto and is based in Udine. Designwork that today counts among its customers some of the major brands of Italian design. The fruitful and exciting partnership with Foscarini in 2010 leads to the design of the magazine inventory of which is art director.

CDM Associati specializes in art direction, publishing, corporate identity for corporations, museums and businesses. When they design, they attach great importance to spaces, volumes, weights, sizes, surfaces, signs, colors, images, transparencies and any type of material. They do this because they think that the form is an integral part of the content and that its perception is not just about seeing, but involving the other senses.

Think Work Observe is a graphic design practice based in Italy and run by Piero Di Biase and Alberto Moreu. They follow different projects in graphic design, typography and photography, and design mainly printed matter and visual identities.

Mimesis Communication was born in 2005 in order to create a studio which focuses on graphics, publishing, communication for companies, cultural events, experimentation and also teaching graphics and communication.

Tassinari/Vetta is a design office working in the fields of editorial design, visual identity, communication and exhibition design, mainly for public institutions, museums, major exhibitions and cultural events. It was founded in 1985 by Paolo Tassinari and Pierpaolo Vetta and is currently run by Leonardo Sonnoli and Paolo Tassinari.

Youth Projects was founded by Andreas Markdalen, principal designer at frog design. He is a multi-disciplinary art director and designer with 7+ years experience in design related industries. Born 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden. BA Degree with Honours University of the Arts/LCC (London). he has worked in Bassano del Grappa, Italy and London, UK and is currently based in Milan, Italy.

Tankboys are an independent graphic studio born in 2005 and based in Venice. Its founders are Lorenzo Mason and Marco Campardo. They graduated at the Venice’s Design Faculty of IUAV and they haven’t stopped working together ever since. Tankboys deal with arts and communication, focusing mainly on print and editorial projects.

ma:design is a graphic design studio founded byMonica Zaffino and Massimiliano Patrignani. They are a young, dynamic, flexible, in motion, made ​​by a team of professional communication, always ready to listen to the companies following them in the different project phases, from consulting to implementation of individual projects.

Mcastiglionidesign is the graphic design firm of Mattia Castiglioni, based in Milan, specialized in corporate identity, packaging, infographic and, generally, in all paper projects.

Studio Miotti is a graphic design firm, specializing in advertising, graphic design, and print design. Based in Vedelago, Italy.


As I prepare for my upcoming vacation to Sicily, today I’ve featured a select list of Italian design firms from my bookmarks. Images and descriptions are from the designers’ respective sites. Hope you enjoyed.

I’ll be away for the next two weeks and will have limited online access, but be sure to return here in two weeks for yet another feature. It might be a while before I tweet, but follow me @MUDEO for daily bits on graphic design and architecture.


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One Response to Italian Design Showcase

  1. Absurde: I need to read a US blog to discover good design firms of my Italian colleagues.
    Thank you!

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