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Spalvieri & Del Ciotto Design Studio was created as a meeting place for ideas, research and experimentation. Driven by their quest for formal and functional purity, the designers’ work is built on the conviction that every design product should offer value as it is handed down to future generations, each one telling the story of a piece of our history and our culture. Through design, they seek to humanize new materials and new technologies, and to promote understanding and use of the most innovative objects. The Spalvieri & Del Ciotto Design Studio works with top names in Italian and international design, including Magis, Poltrona Frau, Fratelli Guzzini, Zanotta, Established & Sons, Lexon, Arena Waterinstinct, Mamoli and Colombo Design. In 2013, they won the “Top Young Italian Industrial Designers Prize”, awarded by Massimo Vignelli and rewarded with an exhibition at the Institute of Italian Culture in New York entitled the “Slow Design Exhibition”. Their international awards include the Red Dot Award, China Good Design, and German Design Award.

Born in 1982, Valentina Del Ciotto and Simone Spalvieri met in 2003 at SAAD in Ascoli Piceno, from which they graduated in Industrial and Environmental Design. They continued their studies at the Politecnico di Milano, taking a master’s degree in related subjects (Valentina Del Ciotto in Interior Design, Simone Spalvieri in Industrial Design), and then they immediately combined life and work by opening a studio together as a creative couple. After living and working in Milan and London, they decided to move their base to Tolentino, a small town immersed in nature, surrounded by manufacturing companies and industry.

Simone Spalvieri

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

Valentina Del Ciotto

Master’s degree in Interior Design from the Politecnico di Milano.
Postgraduate Master’s Degree in Textile Materials from ISAD in Milan. After my master’s degree, I worked as a freelance designer for Gabriele Pezzini, Thinker, before co-founding the Spalvieri & Del Ciotto design studio.

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Portrait photo © Alessio D’Aniello

Some of our clients

Arena wateristinct, Colombo Design, Ercole Moretti, Established & Sons, Fratelli Guzzini, Lexon, Magis, Mamoli, Nespresso, Poltrona Frau, Zanotta

Awards

2019 ADI Design Index selection — The Roof Chair, 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

Spalvieri & Del Ciotto
design studio

Via f.lli Cervi, 4
62029 — Tolentino, Italy
+39 0733 960541

For any questions
info@spalvieridelciotto.com

For press inquiries
press@spalvieridelciotto.com

A prerequisite for working with us is an all-encompassing vision of design.
Our projects are a combination of product, communication and service design elements.
Both the human and technological side are crucial to us.
Please e-mail your application and cover letter to: joinus@spalvieridelciotto.com

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