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Ionico is a family of ceramic vases born from a formal research on architectural elements, decoration and the relationship between volumes. The result are familiar vessels that refer to classic aesthetic codes, but play with the proportions moving away from the rigor of classicism.

 

Client: Calligaris
Year: 2018
Project Assistant: Stefano Sabatè
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Valerio Sommella is an Italian industrial designer, born in Tuscany and raised in Milan where he graduated with Honors at the Design Department of the Milan Polytechnic. He spent the first years of his career working for important design practice between Milan and Amsterdam before he founded Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009. His studio works with a wide range of companies, focusing on everyday objects, furniture, lighting and accessories, with the same attention for small scale production as well as mass market.

He considers every project as an opportunity to challenge his idea of design, a constant dialogue between context, users, materials, technologies and beauty. The resulting objects are not chapters of the same book, but short stories, each one with its own plot, characters and finale.

Over the years his Studio developed projects for companies such as Alessi, Alcantara, Moooi, Kundalini, Calligaris, Honda, Falmec, Konica minolta, Modo, Panasonic, and many others.

 

 

Via Pietrasanta 12
20141 Milano
+39 02 45493979

info and internship: studio@sommella.com
press enquiries: press@sommella.com

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ionicoionico
Ionico is a family of ceramic vases born from a formal research on architectural elements, decoration and the relationship between volumes. The result are familiar vessels that refer to classic aesthetic codes, but play with the proportions moving away from the rigor of classicism.

 

Client: Calligaris
Year: 2018
Project Assistant: Stefano Sabatè

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Ionico is a family of ceramic vases born from a formal research on architectural elements, decoration and the relationship between volumes. The result are familiar vessels that refer to classic aesthetic codes, but play with the proportions moving away from the rigor of classicism.

 

Client: Calligaris
Year: 2018
Project Assistant: Stefano Sabatè

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About

Valerio Sommella is an Italian industrial designer, born in Tuscany and raised in Milan where he graduated with Honors at the Design Department of the Milan Polytechnic. He spent the first years of his career working for important design practice between Milan and Amsterdam before he founded Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009. His studio works with a wide range of companies, focusing on everyday objects, furniture, lighting and accessories, with the same attention for small scale production as well as mass market.

He considers every project as an opportunity to challenge his idea of design, a constant dialogue between context, users, materials, technologies and beauty. The resulting objects are not chapters of the same book, but short stories, each one with its own plot, characters and finale.

Over the years his Studio developed projects for companies such as Alessi, Alcantara, Moooi, Kundalini, Calligaris, Honda, Falmec, Konica minolta, Modo, Panasonic, and many others.

 

 

Via Pietrasanta 12
20141 Milano
+39 02 45493979

info and internship: studio@sommella.com
press enquiries: press@sommella.com

subscribe to our mailing list  |  instagram

 

 



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