Giuliano Ricciardi approached design shortly after finishing high school practicing at a carpentry workshop of where he learned the basics and manual skills needed to wood work. This learning experience lasted 3 years, until he was noticed by the owner of an important Architect Studio in Taranto who offered Giuliano to join his team at KinoWorkshop,as a draftsman. these professional experiences inspired him to pursue Graduate Studies in Industrial Design. Oriented to the use of raw wood material, limiting the use of other materials as much as possible, he’s gradually extending the range of materials of interest to ceramics, metals and polymers, giving his concepts and products balance between technique and material.
2009, Furniture Design, BA, Politecnico di Bari - Facoltà di Architettura - CdL Industrial Design, Bari
1998-2001, Carpenter, Carpentry Workshop, Taranto/ITALY
2001, CAD Designer, Kino Workshop srl, Taranto/ITALY
2002-2009, 3d Artist, Freelance, Taranto/ITALY
2005-2006, Visual Merchandiser & Build Up Teamwork, IKEA, Milano-Roma-Ancona/ITALY
2009-2019, Owner & Senior Designer, d-Lab studio, Taranto/ITALY
2017-2018, Teacher, IDEAcademy (design school), Bari/ITALY
2019-2020, Teacher, Istituto del Design (design school), Matera/ITALY
From 2020, Founder & Teacher, MAKE Academy (design school), Bari/ITALY
AWARDS AND PRIZES
2012, 2nd Place, Tra le Briccole di Venezia by Riva 1920 on line competition, Cantù/Milano/Italy
2018-2019 Gold A' Design Award - Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category - Goccia Container
2018-2019 Silver A' Design Award - Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category - Chiglia Table
2018-2019 Silver A' Design Award - Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category - Arca Sideboard
2019, 1st Place, Design with Gres, Forrest Bench, Avetrana/Taranto/Italy
2020-2021 Silver A' Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category - Risetta Packaging
2021-2021 Silver A' Design Award Winner for Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category - TuttoTondo Washbasin
These container, whose shape ideally recalls that of a drop, can be used for various purposes, in fact the ceramic material in addition to make it suitable to contain food, it allows for both indoor and outdoor use. Equipped with warm white led light, these containers become diffusers of soft light, creating the right atmosphere for the surrounding environment. Goccia is available in 3 sizes, the largest of which can be completed by an oak top.
Image #1: Photographer Giuliano Ricciardi, Goccia, 2015. Image #2: Photographer Giuliano Ricciardi, Goccia, 2015. Image #3: Photographer Giuliano Ricciardi, Goccia, 2015. Image #4: Photographer Giuliano Ricciardi, Goccia, 2015. Image #5: Photographer Giuliano Ricciardi, Goccia, 2015.
Risetta is the evolution of the past that becomes the future thanks to new cutting technologies and the rediscovery of traditional materials as plywood and cork. The folding, broken at 45 degrees, allows us to use a single sheet which, when properly fitted, guarantees the perfect squaring of the box. The cork supports, suitably housed in the ventilation holes, allow the setting up of temporary exhibition spaces. Risetta's qualities can be summed up in 3 words: innovation, ecology, versatility.
#1 : Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Risetta, 2020 #2 : Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Risetta Fruit Shop 1, 2020 #3 : Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Risetta Fruit Shop 2, 2020 #4 : Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Risetta Fruit Shop 3, 2020 #5 : Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Risetta Riciclo, 2020
The Forrest bench is a monolith which bases its elegance to the minimal shape and to its projecting structure covered with porcelain stoneware that embellishes the surfaces. Thanks to these elements, it's possible to perfectly emulate any stone, wooden or metal material while maintaining the technical advantages (durability, lightness, resistance, etc.) that such materials usually do not provide. The structure is completed by the lightened corten support made almost evanescent by plasma cutted pattern.
#1 Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Forrest 01, 2019 #2 Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Forrest 02, 2019 #3 Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Forrest 03, 2019 #4 Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Forrest 04, 2019 #5 Designer Giuliano Ricciardi, Forrest 05, 2019