Spalvieri & Del Ciotto design studio is a meeting place for ideas, research and experimentation. Our work is characterized by formal, functional simplicity coupled with an intense emotional component, based on the idea that every design object should reflect our experience and be something that is worth passing down to future generations, containing and preserving a piece of our history. We liaise with some major Italian and foreign design firms and have been awarded several prizes in international contests.

Both born in 1982, we met in 2003, during our BA in Industrial Design. We became a couple in life and then at work and are now a design duo. We have lived and worked in Milan, London and are now based in Tolentino, a small town in central Italy surrounded by nature. Our large educational and professional experience mirrors our personal interests.

Simone Spalvieri

Master degree in Industrial Design from Milan Polytechnic Design School. As an undergraduate, I trained as industrial designer at Atelier Bellini in Milan. After my Master degree, I worked at Italo Rota & Partners in Milan as a freelance industrial designer for two years. From 2014 to 2016 I worked for Poltrona Frau, the last two years as Product Development Coordinator.

Valentina Del Ciotto

Master degree in Interior Design from Milan Polytechnic Design School. Postgraduate Master Degree in Textile Materials at ISAD in Milan. After my Master degree, before to co-found Spalvieri & Del Ciotto design studio, I worked as freelance designer for the thinker Gabriele Pezzini.


Portrait photo © Nico K. Tucci


Area Plus, Arena wateristinct, Colombo Design, Ercole Moretti, Established & Sons, Greenwitch, Lexon, Mamoli, Nespresso, Pietre di Monitillo, Segno, Trabo, Tumar, 100% Tobeus


2017 German Design Award — Yari lamp, 2015 China Good Design — Hoop speaker, 2015 Red Dot Award — Hoop speaker, 2013 Top Young Italian Industrial Designers Prize — 1st prize, 2011 Young & Design Special Mention — Olivia lamp, 2010 ADI Design Index selection — Starlite lamp, 2009 Colombo Design calls for Creativity — 1st prize, 2006 Nespresso Design Contest — 1st prize, 2005 Twinings design competition — Special Mention

Selected Publications

Designboom, May 2015 — Azure, Nov-Dec 2014 — Designboom, Feb 2014 — Intramuros, Jan-Feb 2014 — ddB, May-Jun 2012 — Fastcodesign, Mar 2012 — Case da Abitare, Apr 2012 — Domus n° 946, Apr 2011 — Interni n. 1, 2011 — ADI Design Index, 2010 — Wallpaper, Nov 2009 — Young Blood, 2007 — Interni n° 6, 2006

Spalvieri & Del Ciotto
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Via f.lli Cervi, 4
62029 — Tolentino, Italy
+39 0733 960541

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