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Know 100 of the best Italian Interior Designers of all time (PT4)
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Discover the best Italian Interior designers who have been giving Italy fame in regards to their take on the industry of design. Milan Design Agenda continues bringing you a list featuring 100 of the most amazing interior designers of all time. This is part 4 of our article featuring 20 bespoke names from every corner of this country.

Paolo Rizzatto

Photo credits: Paolo Rizzatto

Currently living and working in Milan, Paolo Rizatto is an architect used to dealing with planning, interiors, design and lighting. He’s had partnerships with bespoke luxury brands such as Artemis, Alias, Cassina, Flos, Knoll, Kartell, Molteni, Nemo, Philips, Poltrona Frau, Serralunga, Veneta Cucine and others. He has a geometrical touch added to all of his projects regardless of the space at stake, applying that same logic to his product conceptions.

Ernesto Fusco Interior Design

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Italian Ernesto Fusco has been working on interior design projects for private and commercial spaces since 2003. Having accumulated a wide range of projects from residential interiors, hotel design, architectural consulting, and commercial spots, the subjects of his work can be seen in countries such as Italy , France, Norway, Belgium, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Ernesto’s works are defined as being “a perfect balance between classicism and contemporary”, all involving a careful search for simplicity in the conception of a contemporary style inspired by the beauty of the past.

Guido Venturini

Photo credits: Guido Venturini/Alessi

Guido Venturini is another relevant Milanese figure in the fields of industrial design, interior design and architecture. He’s also known for his partnership with fellow colleague designer Stefano Giovannoni with whom he conceived one of his most famous projects: the Magdalena Loveburger project in the Italian city of Prato. The architect is known for taking on new challenges with enthusiasm, innovation and a wide range of knowledge, allowing him to explore different perspectives.

Marcante Testa

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Marcante Testa was created by duo Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa, having both worked previously together at architectural firm UdA (1992-2014). In the case of Marcante Testa the firm is mean t to work as an oriented to research on architecture and design and also meant to serve as business consulting in the materials and furniture sector. Their works are often regarded as a good example of a spirit of a renewed sensitivity of Man.

Tomas Ghisellini

Photo credits: Tomas Ghisellini

Tomas Ghisellini is an architect who has been known for leading the research on the relationship between architecture and contemporary cities, cooperating with other relevant figures such as Alberto Cecchetto, and Bruno Minardi. In 2009 he created the Atelier of Architecture, which provides architectural, urban, landscape architecture, interior design, construction and communication.

Renzo Piano

Photo credits: Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano is a good example of an architect who is known for having a delicate and refined approach to building, deployed in museums and other buildings around the world. He’s known for having sensitivity and coherence which shows in projects such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris as the Shard in London. Today he’s known for being the world’s most prolific museum designer.

Carlo Ratti

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Carlo Ratti is an architect who researches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senseable City Lab, having his international design and innovation office based in Torino, Italy. Dealing with both architecture and interior design initiatives, his studio has definitely had a modern take to these projects. His works have been mentioned in publications such as The New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and twice in TIME magazine.

Wip Architetti

Photo credits: Wip Architetti

Wip Architetti is composed of a unique team of architects ready to deal with a plenitude of services such as Concept design, Architectural planning, Art Direction, Interior design and Integrated design. The projects are all managed by Frederico Barbero and are all conceived as a sign of quality and perpetual research of innovation.

Massimo Iosa Ghini

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Massimo Iosa Ghini has been creating a unique career since graduating from the Milan Polytechnic, has been one of the founders and members of the Memphis group with Ettore Sottsass. His work has been mostly focused on the creation of commercial and museum architecture, the planning of areas and structures dedicated to public transport, and the design of chain stores built all over the world. The Milanese/Italian vein can be detected in his firm’s projects, managing to give them a modern take while maintaining the Italian elegance.

Samuele Mazza

Photo credits: Samuele Mazza/Vitage

Samuele Mazza is known for having an interdisciplinary style when it comes to taking on new design challenges, which results in a set of modern and elegant results regarding interior design and furniture creations. He first began his career as a fashion designer, being an eccentric figure behind displays and plans events and exhibitions. He defines himself as “stylist and non-designer, interior designer and non-architect”.


Alberto Cecchetto

Photo credits: Alberto Cecchetto

Alberto Cecchetto has been teaching and researching the Faculty of Architecture, where he is Professor of Urban Design. He’s one of the most prolific researchers in the area and also one of the most experienced. In architectural design, he’s known for exploring the complex relationships with the places in different contexts.

Bruno Minardi

Photo credits: Bruno Minardi

Bruno Minardi is an architect who is known for defending an idea of ​​architecture with strong anti-intellectualistic connotations. In architecture and other types of design projects he’s known for being inspired by the simple forms of the industrial landscape from which he has largely extracted some essential references made from recognizable and recognized design elements.


Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass may be gone but he sure made an indelible impact through his distinct approach to design. His legacy still lives through Sottsass Associati which was established in 1980 and gave the possibility to build architecture on a substantial scale as well as to conceive design projects for large international industries.

Gla – Genius Loci Architettura

Photo credits: Gla – Genius Loci Architettura

Genius Loci Architettura consists of a prominent Italian architectural firm which provides Architectural services for Italian and international clientele. They provide services in  Master planning, Hotels & Leisure, Retail, Residential, Commercial offices, Diplomatic Missions and residential projects. Their way of doing design involves an innovation which promotes innovation along with some responsible and stimulating environments.


Photo credits Piuarch

Piuarch was created in 1996 by Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario. They work mostly in the field of architecture, involving the design of office and retail buildings and the conception of residential complexes and cultural recovery and urban renewal works. Their team is made of people with different backgrounds and identities, who often use these distinctive factors as a way to brainstorm new ideas.


Photo credits Esperiri

Esperiri project began in 2016 as a spin-off project based on the founders’ family businesses. The family behind this initiative has been involved in the conception of furniture and homes for 3 generations who have definitely maintained the design style typical of the Italian tradition. Their atelier remains in Milan and it’s a perfect place for Esperiri to show the best of the Italian design.

Diva Design Studio

Photo credits: Diva Design Studio

Diva Design Studio is a modern company focused on services such as Interior Design, Object’s 3D modelling,  3D Views and Photorealistic Rendering. Their projects are focused on both commercial and interior spaces with a comprehensive range of furniture and accessories appealing to both traditional and contemporary styles all of them strictly made in Italy. They also have a big furniture production department that works with several areas such as wood joinery, metal carpentry, powder coating, and upholstery production.


Photo credits: Belvedere

Belvedere is a company with a philosophy regarding their take on an individual project. They believe that each living being is unique and with a legitimate desire to live in an environment that fully represents their identity. Created by Massimo Presentini, the Chairman, with the intention of carrying out “the world’s most sophisticated projects, a symbol of prestige and style”.


Studio GMS

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GMS was founded in 1999 by fellow architects Margherita Suss and Marco Montani alongside engineer Ruggero Guanella, currently being mostly known for being an Italian Architectural, Engineering and Lighting focused company. When it comes to their take on interior design projects the often have an aesthetic approach combined with the taste of the spot, always suggesting a modern and functional approach, while at the same time engaging in a continuous interchange with the client



Photo credits: Nemesi

Founded in 1997 by Michele Molè, Nemesi consists of architecture and urban design firm operating on different scales of several projects in that area. They have a rigorous approach and a unique openness to new challenges having each point of arrival representing a new starting point. Whenever they take on a new challenge they go through an analytical process which considers the environmental, cultural, and economic factors that will have a part in the process.

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