Ilaria Bianchi

Born in Pisa in 1989. She lives and works in Milano.

She developed her interest to sustainable design while studying at the Polytechnic University of Turin. After obtaining her Industrial Design degree she continued her research by travelling all over Europe, living and working in Sweden, Spain and Great Britain. She has worked for design studios (Fredrik Paulsen, Kristoffer Sundin, UAU Studio), international design brands (BoConcept) and major arts and cultural centres (Somerset House, Victoria & Albert Museum). Her leading project, Castaway Furniture, was developed over of the course of two years of researches during her Furniture Design MA at London’s Central Saint Martins University of Arts. She is now based in Milan where she is represented by Dimore Gallery, collaborates with studio Giacomo Moor while never ceasing to study and promote supportable practices. Her works have been showcased in several galleries, museums and cultural centers such as The Victoria&Albert Museum, Triennale di Milano, DIMOREGALLERY – Dimore Studio, Galleria Luisa delle Piane, SWING Design Gallery, London design festival, MiArt, Operae, Milan Furniture Fair.

EDUCATION
2015/2013 Master Furniture Design, Central Saint Martins, London
2012/2008 BA Industrial Design, Polytechnic, Torino

EXHIBITIONS
2018 Palazzo Monti Residency | Brescia
2018 PAD London Art + Design Fair | Dimore Gallery | London
2018 Miart | Dimore Gallery | Milan
2018 Milan Design Week | In Itinere | Building gallery | Milan Montenapoleone
2017 Divina Sproporzione, curated by Valentina Guidi Ottobri, Secondome, Roma
2017 Operae Independent design festival | Swing Design Gallery | Torino
2017 Materialia, curated by SWING Design Gallery, Chiesa di Santa Teresa, Benevento
2017 Brescia Design Festival, Brescia
2017 How Hotel – Via Tortona, Milan
2017 The Ladies Room, 5vie design district, Fuorisalone, Milan
2017 Fredrik Paulsen studio takeover, Stockholm design week
2017 Under 35, Triennale di Milano, New Delhi design week
2016 Galleria Luisa delle Piane, Milan
2016 Operae Independent Design Festival, Torino
2016 MiArt, Dimore Gallery, Milan
2016 TIM Space, Fuorisalone, Milan
2015 Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London
2015 Dimore Gallery, Milan
2015 The Intelligent Optimist, London Design Festival, London

TALKS
2017 Brescia Design Festival, Brescia
2017 Designer ambassador for the Italian design Day, Geneva
2015 London Design Festival, Lethaby gallery, London