Michele Romani and Mauro Saccani, both born in Milan in 1970, graduate in Architecture at the Politecnico, in Milan, after completing their secondary education in Industrial Design at Monza's Art College.
Associate studio: activity and expressive research in the field of product design
In 1999 they established their studio as associates, specialised in product design. They worked with lighting and furnishing companies and carried out projects for exhibition displays and architectural interiors. Their creative pursuit seeks to define a "strong, identifying mark", which is also conceptually simple and therefore easy to understand. The result is a high quality item, yet pure in terms of functionality and looks, immediate, essential, with a light weight and seductive design, as it turns to our inner selves to evoke emotions and familiarity.
In 1999 they became members of the Milan's Industrial Design Association. Some of their projects have been recommended by the Research group I.DoT '06/07, Italian Design on Tour, for being among the best Italian-manufactured design works. Their Diadema lamp, manufactured by Vetreria Vistosi was short-listed for the 21st edition of the Compasso d'Oro award by the 2006 ADI Design Index.
Their creations have been published in trade journals such as Domus, Abitare, Corriere della Sera's supplement CasAmica, Ottagono, Design Diffusion News, Box, BravaCasa, GdA and Spazio Casa.