July 2015

Pizzolorusso

Emanuele Pizzolorusso is an Italian designer based in Helsinki. His designs attempt to question and deepen the understanding of the relationship between a product and its users, together with a heightened sensibility towards their nomadic, urban and digital lifestyles. His creations are the result of a synthesis of new scenarios and uses. His work is frequently realised with the use of unique gestures.

In his four years of work, the singularity of Pizzolorusso’s design approach has generated products brimming with meaning, such as Crumpled City maps and Lucetta for Palomar, and the ability to arouse the curiosity of a wide cross-section of the public. Through capillary presence of his products all around the world, he has sparked media interest from Monocle, Spiegel, Elle Decor, Wallpaper, Vogue, the New York Times, Wired and Dezeen.

Awards

German Design Award – Gold Prize – 2015, Frankfurt
Honorable Mention – XXIII ADI Compasso d’Oro – 2014, Milan
Design Plus Award – 2014, Frankfurt
Design Plus Award – 2012, Frankfurt
European Consumers Choice Award – 2012, Brussels
Prix Les Decouvertes – Maison & Objet 2011, Paris
BMW Mini Design Award – 2008, Rome