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Vudafieri Saverino Partners is the innovative brainchild of Italian architects Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino. Throughout its twenty-year career, this incredible atelier, located in both Milan and Shanghai, has been responsible for some of the most notorious works in architecture, interior design, retail, as well as the restaurant and hotel design industry. Milan Design Agenda will be taking you through a little tour around the notorious company’s work.
Tiziano Vudafieri was born in 1958 in Castelfranco Veneto. From 1986 to 1994 he worked in Milan as a chief designer, consultant, and partner of design offices such as Sottsass Associati and Studio Cibic & Partners, having had the honour of collaborating on a host of architectural and design projects in Europe and the USA. It was in the year of 1994 that he took it upon himself to create his own business by opening Studio Vudafieri, now known officially as Vudafieri Saverino Partners.
Claudio Saverino, however, wasn’t exactly with the company since the beginning. Born in Milan in 1965, and having graduated in that same city, he began his professional path by working as a set designer and graphic designer for the publishing industry. Between 1992 and 1998 he worked with Studio Soro and also contributed industrial design projects for De Padova, I.C.F., Cassina and others. Fate would let him join Vudafieri Saverino Partners in 1999, where he would help to catapult this company to fame.
Right now, Vudafieri Saverino counts with an incredible workforce of around fifty people, which includes the designers, administrative and logistical staff. Created during the 2000s, it’s very evident that they have some remarkable accomplishments in their record, seen as in the last couple of years they have completed an estimation of 20 Retail Design Concepts Worldwide, and over 350 individual store designs for brands such as Kenzo, Pucci, Moschino, Louis Vuitton and more.
The best way to define Vudafieri Saverino is definitely the fact that they are a company with a style very true to the Milanese tradition of the “creative studio”. Their work expands towards establishments such as residential, commercial, industrial buildings, art galleries and offices. For the creation of these bespoke spaces, they use mainly the tactics of Concept Design, Client Identity and Storytelling Strategy.
The firm has worked throughout the world in areas such as Europe, the United States, China, Japan, the Middle East, Russia, and Eastern Europe. Vudafieri Saverino’s work has even been mentioned in publications such as Modo, Panorama, Vogue, Elle, Time, Elle, Elle Decor, Le Figaro, Interior Design Magazine, International Herald Tribune, and the Financial Times.