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Transcending the traditional sofa concept, Atene is a simple seating system based on two elements, a linear one and an angle that can be combined to create multiple seating configuration. The name of the collection is a clear reference to Greek temples colonnade a linear array of massive cilindrical elements. Completed with coffee table, Atene Family creates a versatile and refined living space, with soft cushions to make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor.



Client: Plust Collection
Year: 2017
About

Valerio Sommella is an Italian industrial designer, born in Cortona, Tuscany, and raised in Milan where he graduated with Honours from the Design Department of the Milan Polytechnic. He spent the first years of his career working for important design practices between Milan and Amsterdam before founding Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009, where he works with Italian and international companies designing products ranging from lighting to furniture, from consumer electronics to accessories, with a marked preference for large numbers but without disdaining the small series. He considers each project as an opportunity to express his idea of design, which investigates the language of objects through formal, material, and technological research. He describes the products he designs not as chapters of the same book, but as short stories, of various kinds, each with its plot, characters, and ending but united by the same writing.
Over the years he worked for companies such as Alessi, Alcantara, Apple, Moooi, Kundalini, Honda, Falmec, Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Penta, Vistosi, and many others.

Contacts
Via Gian Francesco Pizzi 8
20141 Milano
info and internship: studio@sommella.com
press enquiries: press@sommella.com

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Awards
2021: ADI design index. Piega for DGA
2021: German Design Award. Piega for DGA
2020: Archiproducts Design Award. Piega for DGA
2020: Design Plus Award. Piega for DGA
2020: IF Design Award. Altura for Penta
2020: German Design Award. Altura for Penta
2018: Good Design Award Chicago. Alba for Falmec
2018: Good Design Award Chicago. Brigata for Alessi
2018: German Design Award. Terno for il Coccio
2017: Good Design Award Chicago. Materia for Falmec
2017: Good Design Award Chicago. Sfrido for Alessi
2016: ADI design index. Sfrido for Alessi
2016: German Design Award. Kushi for Kundalini
2015: Muuuz award. Kushi for Kundalini
2014: Good Design Award Chicago. Prisma for Falmec
2013: Young and Design Award shortlist. Amy for Alma design



 
AteneAtene

Transcending the traditional sofa concept, Atene is a simple seating system based on two elements, a linear one and an angle that can be combined to create multiple seating configuration. The name of the collection is a clear reference to Greek temples colonnade a linear array of massive cilindrical elements. Completed with coffee table, Atene Family creates a versatile and refined living space, with soft cushions to make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor.



Client: Plust Collection
Year: 2017

Atene

Atene


Transcending the traditional sofa concept, Atene is a simple seating system based on two elements, a linear one and an angle that can be combined to create multiple seating configuration. The name of the collection is a clear reference to Greek temples colonnade a linear array of massive cilindrical elements. Completed with coffee table, Atene Family creates a versatile and refined living space, with soft cushions to make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor.



Client: Plust Collection
Year: 2017

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About

Valerio Sommella is an Italian industrial designer, born in Cortona, Tuscany, and raised in Milan where he graduated with Honours from the Design Department of the Milan Polytechnic. He spent the first years of his career working for important design practices between Milan and Amsterdam before founding Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009, where he works with Italian and international companies designing products ranging from lighting to furniture, from consumer electronics to accessories, with a marked preference for large numbers but without disdaining the small series. He considers each project as an opportunity to express his idea of design, which investigates the language of objects through formal, material, and technological research. He describes the products he designs not as chapters of the same book, but as short stories, of various kinds, each with its plot, characters, and ending but united by the same writing.
Over the years he worked for companies such as Alessi, Alcantara, Apple, Moooi, Kundalini, Honda, Falmec, Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Penta, Vistosi, and many others.

Contacts
Via Gian Francesco Pizzi 8
20141 Milano
info and internship: studio@sommella.com
press enquiries: press@sommella.com

download full bio     |     instagram

Awards
2021: ADI design index. Piega for DGA
2021: German Design Award. Piega for DGA
2020: Archiproducts Design Award. Piega for DGA
2020: Design Plus Award. Piega for DGA
2020: IF Design Award. Altura for Penta
2020: German Design Award. Altura for Penta
2018: Good Design Award Chicago. Alba for Falmec
2018: Good Design Award Chicago. Brigata for Alessi
2018: German Design Award. Terno for il Coccio
2017: Good Design Award Chicago. Materia for Falmec
2017: Good Design Award Chicago. Sfrido for Alessi
2016: ADI design index. Sfrido for Alessi
2016: German Design Award. Kushi for Kundalini
2015: Muuuz award. Kushi for Kundalini
2014: Good Design Award Chicago. Prisma for Falmec
2013: Young and Design Award shortlist. Amy for Alma design



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