CARLA TOLOMEO
CARLA
TOLOMEO

GORDANA BIBA MARKOVIC
GORDANA
BIBA
MARKOVIC

KOSTA KRSMANOVIC
KOSTA
KRSMANOVIC

ANDRAS REZ
ANDRAS
REZ

MARIO ARLATI
MARIO
ARLATI

PINO SPAGNOLO

MEMBER OF THE JURY

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Pino Spagnolo was born on July 19, 1948 in Carmiano, a village in the district of Lecce. Since his early childhood he has shown great interest in sketching, modelling, shapes and colours searching: interests that still stir up his profession and his utter love for architecture and design.

Once of age, he moved to Turin, in 1966, where he attended the “Politecnico” of Turin attaining his degree certificate in Graphic Science and Arts. In 1974, at the same University, he achieved his final degree in Architecture. He then built up the so called Sigma Studio because of his deep interest in creating and developing innovative products following technological evolution and the raising ergonomics, design and economy requirements, according to the current market demand.

CAREER

Pino Spagnolo’s professional, commercial and cultural challenge is just this one: to fully devote himself to follow up every step and process of Industrial Design in order to be able to offer to his client a complete product from the initial idea to the packaging itself.

Pino Spagnolo’s passion and skill for objects and their shapes, for material and its sensorial feature comes out in the outstanding hand making ability of his model making and technical laboratories, in his never abstract creativity with which he really loves playing.

From car design to nautical design, industrial and furniture design, interior and exterior architecture, his creations are very different but they all share an extreme style research for clean and round shaped lines, for simple and elegant material and a special care for every ergonomic detail.

Starting from this long and successful experience, in 1990 he has started up the Pino Spagnolo Design which is today an outstanding design studio and an established reality which, following up its philosophy of a step by step care of the product development, can offer to its clients an outstanding service

AWARDS

Some of his works are shown at the MoMa of New York and at the Victoria and Albert Museum of London. Pino Spagnolo, together with his working team, has obtained a lot of national and international rewards.