For its second edition, Inner Design has chosen 3 design experts from Milan to guide you through the meanders of Design Week 2013, revealing unique design spots and the most representative exhibitions. Matteo Cupella (Thursday April 11th), Danilo Leonardi (Friday April 12th) and Francesco Pusterla (Saturday April 13th) will be your trusted guides for the tour!
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With a Diploma in Interior Design at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan, Matteo continued his studies with a Masters in Shop Experience Design at the Polytechnic of Milan. Since 2001 he collaborates with cultural associations, public and private companies and architectural firms as an expert in graphic design and 3D modelling systems. Between 2003 and 2011 worked with architectural studios as an interior designer, focusing specifically on residential construction. Since 2007 he collaborates with the European Institute of Design as professor of "Graphic Design".
Deepening and widening the creative disciplines described above, he recently founded 9CPLUS Studio, along with Davide di Mattina and Alberto Villata.
Danilo Leonardi was born in Milan in 1981. His training began at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Brera, but becomes fascinated very early on by the world of craft, where he develops and tests his designs in shops in Milan and abroad. After a period away from his city, he returns to Milan, where he attends the Polytechnic of Milan, following the master's degree in Industrial and Interior Design.
After meeting Valentina Antinori, graphic designer, he opens the design studio Tagmi, creating an environment that highlights the fusion between design and manual work.
Danilo Leonardi’s activities are characterized by a continuous research and experimentation with new forms and meanings of the product, sometimes in contrast with the traditional patterns of industrial design.
Francesco Pusterla was born in 1986 in Piacenza, since then he has always been interested in architecture, music and new technologies.
Francesco graduated at the Academy of Architecture USI in 2012. While studying he spent a year working actively at Asymptote Architecture in New York, and later with NAU collective in Zurich. These experiences together with his academic background at the Accademia have increased his interest in the use and research of digital tools in architecture.
Since 2010 he works at the Academy of Architecture as teaching assistant, developing researchs on Digital Fabrication, 3D Printing and 3D Scanning.
In 2011 , while finishing his studies, he partnered with his father Renato and founded R.P.Arch. an architecture firm focused on the use of renewable materials and energies. Since then he is actively working as an architect between Como and Milan where he is developing Housing, Renovation and Interior projects.