Romia

Romia herb planter

Romia herbs planter

Year   2018   |   Client   Personal project

Romia is a piece of furniture designed to create a small herb garden on a balcony or a patio. The idea comes from the need of having the pots fixed in place since I live in a very windy area.

The plants are lifted from the ground to make it easier to water them and pick the leaves for cooking. The drip tray is separated from the pot, so the excess water cannot damage the plant and can evaporate naturally and quickly.

Hand-made in solid fir, treated to stand any weather condition, it doesn’t have any screw exposed to rain that could rust over time. Its simple and minimal design can complement any style while putting the beauty of the plants at the center of the attention.

Design studio

Design studio + workshop

Year   2017-2018   |   Client   Personal project

To create my personal studio and workshop I led the renovation of a 150sqm space, which was formerly a woodworking workshop. 

The space has been divided with a custom made glass wall, to create the office section and protect it from the dust generated by the woodworking machines. 

A suspended ceiling has been created to hide all the tubings, while the floor has been mantained as raw concrete, as it was originally.

The style of the furniture is a mix of vintage and industrial: some of the original pieces has been restored, like the chest of drawers below, while others has been custom made, like the pipe shelving inside the office.

Bullet

Bullet tall vase

Year   2017   |   Client   Personal project

Rocket is a minimal geometric vase which is part of a series of homeware objects, designed to explore the possibilities of 3D printed ceramics. The goal is to achieve new form factors that cannot be obtained with traditional techniques, thus opening the way for new interactions with common products that we use everyday.

Available in various glazing colors from Shapeways →

Bullet tall vase

Rocket

Rocket candle holder

Rocket candle holder

Year   2017   |   Client   Personal project

Rocket is a geometric candle holder which is part of a series of homeware objects, designed to explore the possibilities of 3D printed ceramics. The goal is to achieve new form factors that cannot be obtained with traditional techniques, thus opening the possibilities for new interactions with common products that we use everyday. Also available in “double” version.

Available in various glazing colors from Shapeways →

Nest

Nest espresso cup

Year   2017   |   Client   Personal project

Nest is a simple geometric coffee cup which is part of a series of homeware objects, designed to explore the possibilities of 3D printed ceramics. The goal is to achieve new form factors that cannot be obtained with traditional techniques, thus opening the possibilities to new interactions with common products that we use everyday.

Available in various glazing colors from Shapeways →

Works at Design Group Italia

Design Group Italia

works at design group italia

Year   2014-2018   |   Client   Various

Some of the projects which I worked on during my years at Design Group Italia. 

d-heart

D-Heart

D-Heart is the first smartphone-based electrocardiograph that is simple to use, clinically reliable, portable and affordable. The results are then sent to your trusted doctor through the app via a 24/7 telecardiology service for an immediate diagnosis.

In this project I worked on the product design and the custom cable winding mechanism, on the wireless charging case and on the smartphone app UX/UI.

ABB Basic M

The new offer ABB – basic M – provides a complete solution for use in residential and commercial buildings, including modular circuit breakers, automatic residual current circuit breakers (RCBs), differential current circuit breakers (VDT), load switches, bus wiring and terminal sealing accessories. The design was focused on cost efficiency while giving the product line a modern and clean look.

TRILLIO

Trillio is an easy-to-use portable device that reminds people to take their medication and helps them adhere to a treatment program. When it is time to take a medication, Trillio alerts the patient while displaying a reminder. The user can stop the alarm by pressing a button. This device is part of a connected service ecosystem that provides a physical connection among patients, their healthcare providers and pharmacies via a simple device in the patient’s home. For Trillio I designed the UX/UI of the device: the challenge was to create a clear and easy interface for a very low-res e-ink screen.

Blue Lagoon shop

Blue Lagoon store

The vision for the Blue Lagoon’s flagship store in Keflavik airport, Iceland, was to reflect the ambiance of being in Blue Lagoon Spa. The store was designed to create a nostalgic feeling for past visitors of the lagoon while also providing a fresh experience to new and old clients. The brand was expressed by incorporating physical elements of the lagoon such as the surrounding black rock, which was captured by designing a curved wall built from blocks of locally cut volcanic rock. The environment of rising steam leaving the white water of the lagoon is imitated through the lit glass walls behind the shelved products. Alongside the guidance and expertise of the staff, DGI designed a space for a sensorial experience with Blue Lagoon products.

3M CIC Romania

3M CIC Romania

A Customer Innovation Center (CIC) is a space where the public can enter and interact with our client’s brand. A strategic narrative is designed to evoke a dialogue through storytelling and hands-on contact with technologies. Our tailored customer innovation centers are executed in an integrated approach using persuasive design, interaction, and interiors to orchestrate customer inspired innovation and a lasting memory for guests.

Romania’s CIC is the 10th designed and implemented by Design Group Italia. The 3M Romania CIC is an interactive journey for guests to discover 3M technologies, products, and market applications that are found in our everyday lives.