Meet our current team, and the people who have worked here in the past.



Sam Baron

Director of the design department

2006 – Current

Born in France in 1976, Sam Baron has a degree in Design from the Fine Arts School of Saint Etienne and a post-graduate degree from the National Decorative Arts School of Paris. Baron loves to reinterpret traditional methods of construction, raising questions about the utility of today’s material productions. He is an independent designer and consultant for international companies such as Benetton, Louis Vuitton, L’Oréal, Vista Alegre and the French jewelry designer Dinh Van; he creates exhibition and interior design projects, giving life to cross-over works mixing art and design. In January 2009, Baron received the “Grand Prix de la Creation de la Ville de Paris” in the design category and during the 2010 edition of Maison & Objet, Philippe Starck selected him as one of the ten important designers of the next decade. Sam Baron currently lives and works between France, Portugal and Italy where, since 2006, he directs Fabrica’s design studio.

Marta Celso

2008 – Current

Born in Treviso in 1981, Marta graduated in 2004 in Economics of Arts from Cà Foscari University in Venice, Italy. She began her experience at Fabrica in 2006 working in COLORS magazine’s editorial office. In 2008 she worked in the organization of the exhibition “Fabrica: Les Yeaux Ouverts” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She currently co-ordinates the activities of Fabrica’s Design studio.

Giorgia Zanellato

2011 – Current

Born in Venice, Giorgia graduated at IUAV of Venice in 2009 and at Ecal (Switzerland) in 2011 with a Master in Product Design. In October of the same year, she joined Fabrica, the Benetton Research Center, where she is actually working as product design consultant.
She also collaborates with Daniele Bortotto since 2013 and togheter they founded Zanellato/Bortotto.
Giorgia is been working as a freelance designer as well for different clients such as Moroso, Atipico, Rubelli, Petite Friture and Galleria Luisa Delle Piane.
Her designs have been exhibited at Triennale Design Museum, Maison & Objet, Miami Art Basel, London Design Festival, MUDAM and others.

Mariana Fernandes

2011 – Current

Born in 1985, Mariana is a Portuguese graphic designer and illustrator with a degree in Communication Design at the Fine Arts University in Lisbon. Her interest in the different creative processes enabled her to develop her skills in a multidisciplinary way. In 2008, Mariana started working in the Fabrica Features space in Lisbon where she was responsible for the cultural program, the product selection and the space management. In the meantime, she developed several design projects, responding not only to professional needs but also for personal satisfaction. She has been working in the Fabrica Design Department since October 2011. Nowadays, she divide her time between Treviso and her studio and hand print workshop in Lisbon.

Angelo Semeraro

2011 – Current

Born in 1985 in Southern Italy, Angelo studied Computer Science at the University of Bologna and at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Now based at Fabrica, he comfortably finds himself working at the intersection of different disciplines. His projects include interactive installations and mobile applications experimenting with the perception of sounds and spaces, and the boundary between physical and digital.
His work is defined through technology, but tends not to let technology define his work.



Daniela Mesina

2012 – current

Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Daniela started to work at Fabrica in 2000, in the Visual Communication Department. Daniela worked as graphic designer on the Fabrica Files series published by Electa, and others editorial projects. She worked as co-ordinator for all social campaigns commissioned by World Health Organization from 2004 to 2012. From June 2012 Daniela collaborates with the Design Department, with a focus on planning and participating in multidisciplinary design projects.

Marco Zanin

2012 — Current

Born in Padua, Italy, in 1988, Marco Zanin is a photographer and musician. After the high school he moved to Milan to study photography at CFP BAUER.
After having completed his studies, he started to work as a photo studio assistant at CIRCUS studios in Milan where he had the chance to collaborate with numerous fashion photographers, specializing himself on fashion and portraits photography. Among the various brands he worked for, Persol, Italia independent, Replay, Gas, Bata, Diesel, Iceberg, Vicmatiè, Rifle, Skich.
He’s at Fabrica since 2012.

Monica Lanaro

2015 – current

Born in Vicenza in 1989, Monica studied Arts Management at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and at Université de la Bretagne Occidentale in Quimper (France).
She worked in the organizing secretariat office of the Dedalo Minosse Prize for commissioning a building in Vicenza, later for Festivaletteratura in Mantova and Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. She currently works as project manager at Fabrica.

Chan Wai Hon


Born in Hong Kong in 1990, Chan Wai Hon is a graphic designer, graduated from London College of Communication (BA Graphic and Media Design) in 2014. After that he worked in an architecture firm. And he joined Fabrica in 2017.


Sílvia Matias

2016 – Current

Sílvia graduated in Communication Design in 2011, and holds a masters in Museology and Museography, both from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. From 2012 to 2014 she worked as a Communication Design Assistant in the Faculty of Fine Arts, working closely with the students and organising several activities, including two editions of the design studio tours “Run Studio Run” in Lisbon. During this time, Sílvia also worked as freelance designer, curator and exhibition designer, having organized a series of talks and participating in conferences for the Luanda Design Week, promoted by the Goethe Institute in Angola. Since 2012, she has been working with the Colectivo 4.16, doing independent design work amongst friends, purely for the love of it. Now she is working as a graphic design consultant in Fabrica’s Design team.

Guglielmo Brambilla

2017 – current

Born in 1991 in Bergamo, Italy, Guglielmo Brambilla is a product designer holding a Bachelor Degree from Politecnico di Milano and a Master from Designskolen Kolding, Denmark. Before joining Fabrica in September 2017, he worked for Nicholai Wiig Hansen in Copenhagen (2014) and for Philippe Malouin in London (2016-2017).

His research usually starts from materials and from the processes which transform them into artefacts. He is fascinated by the narrative hidden into objects and by their power of carrying knowledge, memories and emotions in a visual and tactile way. He believes in the importance of maintaining traditions but, at the same time, of introducing new rituals and habits through objects.

Carl Rethmann

2017 – current

Carl Rethmann is a visual artist and interaction designer from Germany.  Graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017, his recent work explores the reciprocal relation between humans and their surrounding. His main focus is the cause and effect of contemporary media and to find out more about the ideologies that create the systems prevalent in society today. A central question for him is: how does something that we are shaping, influence us in return?

To him, research and writing have the same importance as craft. Carl is interested in exploring combinations of programming and sculpture, using every means necessary to get a message across and exploiting at best the potential of current technology in order to reflect on its essence.

Elena Bompani

2017 – current

Elena Bompani was born in 1991 in Urbino, Italy, where she studied illustration before graduating from Politecnico di Milano as a Product Designer, and from Designskolen Kolding in Denmark with a Master in Product Design. She then worked as an intern at Normann Copenhagen in Copenhagen.

Elena is interested both in the physical and functional aspect of designing and in the visual and narrative parts. In her work she tries to combine different languages and disciplines.

Kenneth Lim

2017 – current

Kenneth Lim is an interaction designer, a creative coder and a video gamer from Malesia.
Kenneth graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in 2016 with a BA in Graphic Design. After graduation, he spent a short time working at Hellicar & Lewis in London and later worked as a freelance designer/developer for international clients ranging from educational institution to design studios. Kenneth is a firm believer in open source technology and actively contributes to the open source creative coding library p5.js.  He is also very interested in experimental approach to design, human/machine interactions and culture & linguistics. Creating nonsensical interactive experience is just another normal day for him.

Lukas Valiauga

2017 – current
Lukas Valiauga is an interaction designer from Vilnius, Lithuania.
Lukas’ current practice focuses on investigating relationships between the complex social narratives involving people, technology, culture
and an all-​encompassing everyday life. 
Investigations usually lead to solving questions ​never encountered before, such as of how to sell luck, fly a plant, or measure the blue of the sky…

James Rickett

2018 – current
Born in Cornwall (UK) in 1991, Jamie studied Graphic Design at the University of Brighton. Since graduating in 2013 he has has been working in London, first in-house for shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood, then for branding agency North.

Laura Gans Sasso

2015 – 2017

Laura is a videomaker born in 1989. She studied multidisciplinary design at ESDI, where she realized that she was more interested in audiovisuals. After that, she obtained a master degree at Atelier Visual School in Barcelona, where she also taught. She worked as a freelance for Garage Film, a production company based in Barcelona. Some months ago Laura joined Fabrica, first as part of the Editorial area and then as part of the design team, where she also focusses on video projects.

Jo-chieh Huang

2016 – 2017

Born in 1990/Taipei, Taiwan.
JO-CHIEH graduated from Crafts and Design Department of National Taiwan University of Art at 2015; and with her passion in exploring relation between object and space, she was also an exchange student in Academy of Art,Architecture and Design in Prague,K.O.V. (Concept/Object/Meaning) atelier of Eva Eisler at 2013-2014.
After graduation, she had internships in Agua design studio (researching the relation between city and people) and Äi Äi Illum Lab (exploring the primal sensation between humankind and nature). In April 2016, JO-CHIEH joined Fabrica product design team.

Ainhoa Garmendia

2016 — 2017

Born in San Sebastian (Spain) in 1992, Ainhoa graduated in 2014 as a Product Design Engineer in Tecnun University, San Sebastian.
She did her exchange studies in Aalto University, Helsinki, where she learnt from their sustainable lifestyle and awareness. That knowledge was a big inspiration for her next personal projects, including recycling plastic from the sea to design long-lasting products.
Following these practices in design, Ainhoa moved to Madrid to work at Ecoalf, a sustainable fashion brand. Later, she worked as a product designer in Ciszak Dalmas studio, also in Madrid.
Ainhoa is very interested in telling stories through objects and create awareness about social and contemporary issues.

M Wingren

2016 — 2017

Born in 1990 (on March 15th, at 2:44 am), M has a degree in Intermedia Art and Neuroscience. A background ranging from DJing to brain research (along with things like writing to entertain Google’s spiders, teaching art in jail, and singing in a goth Rihanna cover band) inform M’s approach to creating and solving problems. M is interested in how culture relates to that which it creates, and joined Fabrica in 2016 as an interaction designer.

Daniel Rous

2014 – 2017

Born in Britain in 1990, Daniel is a product designer from the UK, a 2013 graduate from Bath Spa University. Since graduating he has worked in various practices between London and his hometown of Oxford. In November 2014, Daniel joined Fabrica as a resident product designer. Since joining, he has worked with Fabrica on projects for Airbnb, Daikin, the Italian Makers Village and EXPO Milano 2015 amongst others.

Quentin Vuong

2015 — 2017

Born in 1989, Quentin is a product designer who graduated in 2015 with a product design master from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. During his studies he developed a body of research around processing materials such as paper. This field of research has grown into a new project using Corsican raw cork, for this he is working with different partners such as FabLab, an industrial factory and local craftsmen. Since January 2016, Quentin is part of the Fabrica product design team.

Quentin Vuong — Bud

Quentin Vuong — Bud

Ángeles Ortiz

2015 – 2017

Born in 1992, Ángeles is a BA Product designer graduated from IED. Since 2013, Ángeles work has being awarded by various institutions, such as the Rijksmuseum Domus Academy. Her work shows an insightful commitment to culture, human behavior, and arts & crafts raised from a high level research work. In 2015 she joined Fabrica as a product design resident, and is currently working on a project that researches how design can improve Ecuadorian children experience in schools.

Alexis Gallo

2016 – 2017

Born in New York in 1991, Alexis graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2014. Since graduating she has worked at various companies in New York City, most recently at Lassie Collective. She is co-founder of NEU, an independent publishing company that produces collaborative creative zines. She joined Fabrica in 2016.

Coralie Gourguechon

2014 – 2016

Coralie is a designer of objects and experiences, with a focus on tools and systems. She’s interested in the representation of technology, that she de-constructs and simplifies, both on the physical and semantic level. Her work around electronic and digital devices aims to bring transparency to these black boxes, through making their inner workings and conception process more accessible.
Working with an interdisciplinary approach, she tries to understand and communicate about our relationships with technologies.
She currently works as an Interaction designer at Fabrica.

Anne-Claire Hostequin

2015 — 2016

Born in 1992, Anne-Claire graduated in Product Design from ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres (Paris) in 2015. Her diploma project explored the relationship between man and nature through a set of objects taking place around fire. Particularly interested in user experience, she likes to re-interrogate the common typology of objects. She joined the Fabrica design team in January 2016.

Federica Simoni

2015 – 2016

Born in Bergamo in 1991, Federica studied Photography at the Istituto italiano di Fotografia in Milan, where she also started to work as a freelance. At the age of 20, she moved to London where she graduated in the BA Fashion Photography course at the London College of Fashion. During her studies, she worked in M&C Saatchi advertising agency as a visual researcher. In 2013,he joined David Sims’s team as a production assistant and archivist until september 2015.
Federica currently works at Fabrica as a photographer inside the product design area.

Isaac Vallentin

2016 – 2017

Isaac Vallentin is a Canadian designer and musician, and one half of LOG Creative Bureau. He was born in 1993 and remains alive to this day. He has no formal training in anything. He works primarily in the fields of art direction, book and editorial design, identity design, illustration, photography, website and user interface design. He wears only black clothing in order to maintain an austere appearance as a professional.

Elise Santangelo

2015 – 2016

Born in 1989, Elise is a graphic designer from Melbourne, Australia, by way of California, USA, where she was born and grew up. She graduated from Billy Blue College of Design (Sydney, Australia) in 2009 and since then has had several years of both freelance and agency experience. With a focus on strategic and identity design, she is a strong believer in message before medium, and aims to bring research, context and narrative to every project. Elise joined Fabrica in 2015 as a communication designer, broadening her multidisciplinary approach.

Giorgio Gasco

2015 – 2016

Born in 1992, Giorgio graduated in Design and Visual Communication at Politecnico di Torino, where he studied strategic and systemic design.
In 2014 he moved to Eindhoven, Netherlands, as an intern at Atelier NL to improve his practical skills.
He is fascinated by the complexity of the world and the relation between human\nature.
Therefore he is developing a versatile approach of design by observing different needs from various scales.
Currently studying in Fabrica, he is working in product design, scenography and conceptual installations.

Federico Floriani


Born in 1988 in Treviso (Italy), Federico graduated in Industrial Design at IUAV, University of Art & Design of Venice. Following his bachelor studies, he undertook an internship experience in the London based IMlab Studio, specialised in interior design and architecture, after which, he worked as an assistant to the Italian designer Matteo Zorzenoni. Following this he moved to Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where he worked for Studio Formafantasma for almost a year collaborating with them on various projects. He’s part of the Fabrica Design Studio since September 2013.

Pascal Hien

2014 – 2014

Pascal Hien is a product designer from Germany born in 1988. He has a diploma degree in Industrial Design from the University of Arts Berlin. He spent one year studying at ENSCI les Ateliers and worked for Arik Levy design studio in Paris. His work is based on a long research into materials, production techniques and innovations – eager to cross boundaries, experiment and push ideas to the maximum. His work range consists of experimental concepts to finished products and installations in public spaces. Pascal is currently a Design resident at Fabrica research centre in Italy.

Nikita Bhate

2014 – 2015

Nikita Bhate is a product designer born in Pune, India 1990. She completed bachelors in interior design, followed by Masters of Design and Innovation, European Design at the Instituto Europeo di Design, Madrid, 2013. Her thesis project on ‘Identity’ was taken further to be exhibited in a number of International design weeks. Her objective is to perceive design as a vehicle for cultural exchange, rather than simply an environmental update. Nikita recently completed the residency program at the International Design Pool, Vista Alegre Atlantis, Portugal, focusing of material research and innovative ways for production in the field of porcelain and crystal. She perceives design as details and simplicity. Nikita currently works in at the Fabrica design and research center in Italy.

Isabel Abreu

2009 – 2010

Born in Porto in 1976, Isabel graduated in Sound and Image-Digital Arts from the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University, Oporto, in 2002. In 2003 and 2005 she was responsible for the audiovisual side of Fabrica’s Custom Eyes and Mail Me exhibitions.

David Raffoul

2012 — 2013

Paris born and Beirut raised, David Raffoul studied Interior Architecture at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts ( ALBA, 2009) in Beirut and received a Masters in Product Design from the Scuela Politecnica di Design (SPD, 2011) in Milan.
After completing his Master’s degree, David stayed in Milan to complete an internship at Studio Marco Piva in Milan. He then went on to complete another experience in Tokyo at Nendo’s design studio. He has been working as a Designer at the Fabrica Design studio, based in Italy since March 2012.
David believes the world of design revolves around 3 words: logic, beauty and simplicity. He always ensures that the product and space architecture is coherent with people’s daily lifestyle. His designs are very much inspired by the Italian style though still strongly tied to Lebanon, his country of origin.

Ferréol Babin

2014 – 2015

Ferréol Babin was born in March 1987 in Dijon, France. After first graduating in Spatial Design, he spent a semester at the Nagoya University of Art & Design, in Japan. He then worked as an intern at Studio Robert Stadler in Paris. In 2012 he graduated from ESAD of Reims, in Object Design. Since then, he works as an independent designer, mainly focusing on lightning engineering design. His projects are always based on an awareness of function and rationale, combined with a poetic, emotional dimension.

Thomas Fethers

2014 – 2015

Born in Australia in 1989, Tom graduated with first class honours from Design in Visual Communications at the University of Technology in Sydney (2008–2011). During his time at University, he won the Adobe Student Scholarship for excellence in Visual Communication Design and was highly commended in the Toynbee Wilson Typography award. Since his studies, he has worked in Sydney as a graphic designer and also as a part time tutor at the University of Technology, Sydney. An avid lover of all things type, his work stems from examining the simplicity of a story and has a firm belief that design is about having an attitude.

Philip Bone

2010 – 2011

Born in Bristol, England, in 1984, Philip studied Graphic Communication BA (Hons) at London’s Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication (2005–2008). During this time he was awarded a distinction from the International Society Of Typographic Designers.
Working in print and digital & interactive fields in London, his work experience spans from small studios, to large, global multi-discipline design agencies. His clients include The Tate Modern, Samsung, The Royal Opera House, A Foundation ArtsCharity and independent record label Warp records.

Valentina Carretta

2005 – 2013
Born in Treviso, Italy, in 1981, Valentina graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 2005. In 2004, she began her colaboration with Fabrica Design Department where she deals mainly with product design and interior design. Her projects include a range of blown-glass objects for Secondome, a collection of tableware for Bosa and limited edition pieces for Zanotta and the Granville Gallery (Paris). Moreover, the restyling of the new Fabrica Features shops in Bologna, Madrid and Lisbon was to her design. Since 2008 she has been working as a freelance designer and consultant. Her designs have been exhibited at Triennale di Milano, Gardiner Museum (Toronto), MAD Museum (New York), MUDAC (Lausanne) and at the Milan Furniture Fair.

Kirsty Minns

2011 — 2012

Kirsty Minns is a British Designer with experience in Product Design, Product Development, Art Direction and Curating. Since October 2011, she has been working as a Designer at the Fabrica Design studio, based in Italy under the creative direction of French Designer Sam Baron. Kirsty received a first class BA Design (hons) at Goldsmith College in 2005 before being appointed at Boym Partners in New York as a Junior Product Designer. On returning to London Kirsty joined the well renowned British based Design company, Established & Sons in 2007 as the Head of Product Development, working closely with Design Director Sebastian Wrong. In her personal work, Kirsty is heavily influenced by a strong contrast between her concept-led degree course as well as her practical five year manufacturing experience. She is driven by a desire to push design that stimulates discussion and debate as well as celebrating a narrative approach to the world of design.

Sarah Riazati

2014 – 2015

Sarah Riazati is an American designer and filmmaker, born in 1988. She graduated with honors in 2011 from The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed a video documentary thesis about characters in the vibrant music scene around the university. Before coming to Fabrica, she worked in New York as a video and interactive producer at Cornerstone Agency, a creative and strategy agency, and The FADER Magazine, a publication dedicated to covering emerging music. There she directed and produced content for the agency’s clients and assisted with production of FADER TV. She joined the Fabrica Design team as a video maker in May 2014.

Dean Brown

2010 – 2014

Dean Brown is an industrial designer, committed to developing objects and furniture that are thoughtful, optimistic and inspired by understanding people. SinceJanuary 2010 he has been working out of the Fabrica Design Studio based in Italy, under the creative direction of French Designer Sam Baron. Prior to this, Dean ran his own studio for 2 years, based in Scotland – much of the work was collaborative, hands on and explored the relationship between people and technology. His work has been exhibited internationally during the Milan Furniture Fair, ICFF New York and London Design week. Dean was born in Scotland in 1985, and looks accordingly.

Brian Wood

2010 – 2011

Born in California in 1985, Brian is a graphic designer who studied at Texas State University—San Marcos (2004–2008). During this time he received awards from the Creative Summit, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, and the Art Directors Club of Houston. In Austin, he has gained experience working with small studios in both print and digital media.

Shek Po Kwan

2014 – 2014

Shek Po Kwan is Photographer, born in Hong Kong, 1988. He studied Photography at KTVTC, Hong Kong, graduating in 2010. Following his studies he worked for JoinArt studio, a commercial photography studio based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, where he further developed his technique. He is curious about nature, humanity and life in general. He believes everybody has a gift to make the world a better place.

Marco Furio Magliani


He was born in Camposampiero in 1990. He attended the Padua’s Institute of Art and then the Institute of Photography and Visual Arts for two years. While working with his family in many photographic campaigns around Europe and some parts of the world, like Camerun and Israele, he has always worked at the same time on different types of personal projects, from reportages to portraits, from fashion campaigns to art works. He thinks that photography is the best way to communicate something to people, and he always tries to transmit something personal in all his works.

Alex Rothera

2014 – 2015

Alex Rothera is a designer and inventor focusing on the intersection of future technologies and contextual design. His work looks to first understand people and contexts and then design elegant and responsible products and technologies.
Born in Philadelphia, USA, Alex previously worked in the Walt Disney Company Research Lab. Alex holds two invention patents for projects to launch at the new Walt Disneyworld Park in 2015. His work has been previously shown in the Venice Architecture Biennale, ARS Electronica, Siggraph, and other international venues.

Ilaria Scarselli

2010 – 2011

Born in Rome in 1988, Ilaria graduated in 2010 in Advertising and Marketing Communications from University of Greenwich in London with a Special Jury Mention for outstanding performance. At Fabrica she helps coordinating the activities and the communications of the Design department

Sónia Costa


Graduated in Industrial Design, from the School of Art and Design-IPL, Caldas da Rainha. Master in Anthropology – Material Culture and Consumption from the New University of Lisbon. Sonia has been participating in the production and educational services of various organisations, such as ExperimentaDesign (Lisbon Design Biennial) and Lisbon Architecture Trienalle, including the “Close, Closer” program. As a designer, her interests are related to the exploration of the semantic capacity of objects and their adaptation capability for possible uses, consumption and appropriation. She’s interested in research techniques, and in studying them in an interdisciplinary way, combining them with the design process.

Tomomi Maezawa

2014 – 2015

Born in 1988, in Tochigi, Japan, Tomomi Maezawa sees herself as a graphic design practitioner, a futurist and a postmodernist. She gained a degree in BA Design Informatics at Musashino Art University, where her interest began to be rooted in innovating the value of design in context. Moving to London, she investigated visual representation provoking preconceptions on technology during her MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, London. In her Masters project named “Communication Survival Kit”, she questioned digital life by re-materialising unconscious desires and behaviours towards communication. She joined Fabrica in March 2014, and has continued exploring graphic storytelling with a great interest in the future of communication.

Yukihiro Kaneuchi

2009 – 2010

Born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1984, Yukihiro Kaneuchi studied Art and Architecture at the Tama Art University in Tokyo (2004 – 2008). Kane is interested in exploring that something in the air which we cannot see – signs, smells and memories. His work aims to express these elements through product, installation and painting. He was a winner in the Cumulous Kyoto 2008 International Design Competition: Design for Happiness.

Charlotte Juillard

2012 — 2013

Charlotte Juillard is a designer born in 1987 in Gassin, France. She graduated with merits in Product Design and Interior Architecture at the Camondo School in Paris. She obtained honors for her porcelain project Morphosis realized in partnership with manufacturers of Sevres. After having collaborated with the French designer Elise Fouin, in October 2011 she started working for the company Sia Homefashion as a freelance designer. Materials are always the starting point of her projects. She seeks the balance between texture and shape, a softness that catches the eye. According to her, the work of the matter, the research and the experimentation are mandatory in the birth of any project. Being able to imagine objects and to create them in partnership with artisans, working as a team, are skills that she particularly enjoys in her work. Charlotte joined the design department of Fabrica in September 2012.

Ryu Yamamoto

2012 — 2014

Ryu Yamamoto is a product designer born in 1986, in Tokyo, Japan.
He studied architecture design at the Tokyo University of Science and, after graduating, communication design at the Keio University Graduate School of Media Design (KMD).
Since November 2012, Ryu is part of the Design Department at Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center in Italy.
Ryu is interested in exploring the relationship between people, the environment they live in and their behavior in daily life.

Elliott Burford

2009 – 2010

Elliott Burford (born 1984) is a creative working in graphics, objects and visual arts, with an emphasis on identity and communication. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, he has lived in the UK and Italy, working in branding, illustration and advertising for a range of clients including Benetton, Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi Europe, IBM, Jacob’s Creek and Oxford University.

Nicola Possagnolo

2011 – 2012

Born in Asolo in 1989, graduated in 2011 in industrial design from IUAV. He believes that life is about spending time abroad looking for creativity, seeking for that kind of thing that moves something inside you. Nicola spent one year in Seattle, and months traveling around Europe, he likes organizing events, visual communication, and design. He began his experience in Fabrica in 2011, and he is now helping to manage the organization for Fabrica’s event at Salone del Mobile.

Marcello Venturini

2013 – 2015

Born in 1986 in Brescia (Italy), Marcello graduated from Design Management at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. Before coming to Fabrica, he worked as a collaborative organiser of the XXII edition of the Compasso d’Oro award and as a communication manger for a Michelangelo Pistoletto project in Cittadellarte, Biella. At Fabrica he is responsible for production of exhibition or collections as
for expanding the social media outreach

Marlene Wolfmair

2014 – 2015

Video Compositor & 3D Generalist with specialization in lighting, shading & rendering. She currently works as a 3D Compositor at Fabrica in Treviso, Italy, since January 2014.
Born in Rohrbach, Upper Austria 1988. Marlene Wolfmair studied Information design at University of Applied Sciences (FH Joanneum) in Graz, previously graduating from HBLA für künstlerische Gestaltung Linz in Arts and Design.
Marlene worked full-time in professional post-production at Golden Girls Filmproduktion GmbH. Also a freelancer, she has worked with companies including: Verse Publications, Indiecam, Definitely Music,, Sauna International, onomato gestaltungsgesellschaft, and many others.
To find simplicity in complexity.

Dawid Górny

2013 – 2015

Dawid Górny is a programmer and interaction designer. His work and research is focused on computer graphics, software development and installations. Dawid is the co-author of Cinder Creative Coding Cookbook (2013). He was the founder, organizer and program director of the art+bits festival 2012 in Poland – the encounter of art and technology.

Catarina Carreiras

2008 – 2015

Graduated in Communication Design from Faculdades de Belas Artes de Lisboa, Catarina Carreiras (Lisbon, 1985) enjoys losing herself in the world looking out for shapes, colors, places, ideas. During the last four years she won three honor scholarships from Universidade de Lisboa, and two Jovens Criadores awards on the category of Graphic Design. She has been working with Sam Baron since 2008, in Fabrica‘s design department and at Sam Baron & Co. She spent the last year in New York, where she collaborated with the graphic design studio Karlssonwilker Inc. Currently between Lisbon and Treviso consulting for Fabrica and working as a freelancer, Catarina is divided between all she is missing from home and the will to keep getting lost throughout the world — but one day, she will find her way back.

Aaron Gillet

2014 – 2015

Aaron Gillett is an Australian designer from Brisbane via tropical Cairns and Sydney. Working across a variety of mediums in Design and Interaction, each project is approached with cultural and social responsibility, for well researched, ideas driven outcomes.
Aaron studied Product Design, Architecture and Visual Communication Design at the Queensland University of Technology and Queensland College of Art, Brisbane. Alongside studio work, he co-founded Responsive Projects, an initiative that engages designers and thinkers through events, workshops and interviews, stimulating critical and ongoing discussion on contemporary issues.

Chandni Kabra

2014 – 2015

Born in Jaipur, India, in 1990, Chandni Kabra completed her Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design, with a specialty in Interaction Design, at the Bombay’s Indian Institute of Technology in 2013. She won a scholarship to collaborate with the Stanford University in the field of health care products and with NTU & NUS Singapore in the field of social media, with children being the target users. At Fabrica, she deals with understanding the human behavior and the cultural studies, designing for children and conceiving interaction installations in spaces. Her interest lies in art, life, experiences, new media, Bio hack, and blue ocean theories. To Chandni, design is a medium of expression with an omnipresent purpose.

Amaury Poudray

2011 – 2012

Amaury is a designer born in 1985. After obtaining a BTS – Brevet de Technicien Supérieur – in Product Design, he graduated in 2009 in design from the École Supérieur d’Art et deDesign of Saint Etienne. He also studied at Rhode Island School of Design in the United States for a year during which he participated in some international workshops conducted by Ron Arad, Matali Crasset, Schloten and Beijings. He currently develops projects with galleries such as Bensimon in Paris, Vivid Gallery in Rotterdam, THEGALLERY in Brussels, and works also with industries. Since January 2010, Amaury collaborates as a professor with the students of Institut Paul Bocuse in Écully, France, to help them setting up innovative restaurants. His works have been shown on important fairs like Maison&Objet in Paris, Salone del Mobile in Milan, DesignWeek in Eindhoven and Interieur2010 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Filipe Ferreira

2011 – 2012

Born in Porto in 1986, Filipe Ferreira is a creative thinker and a multidisciplinary graphic designer who looks at this world as an experimental stage, full of challenges waiting for memorable narrative solutions that can change the way people approach the world. Applying his knowledge mainly in the fields of illustration, typography and graphic design, he creates work with emotional and intellectually driven concepts that goes beyond established boundaries, approaching each project with infinite perception and critical thinking.

Gustavo Millon

2009 – 2011

Born in Chile in 1983, Gustavo studied photography in Santiago de Chile, with the speciality in still life photography. He was one of the finalists of the Raymond Weil photography contest for two times, and his works have been published in numerous magazines like I.D., Elle Decor Italy and Colors Magazine. He was also shortlisted in the commercial category of the Sony World Photography Award 2011. At Fabrica he collaborates with the activities and projects of the design department as photographer.

Jaeun Park

2009 – 2010

Jaeun Park is a product designer with experience from objects, furniture to interior space. To her, design is finding the solution considering why people do what they do and defining the essence.

Marie Dessuant

2010 – 2011

Born in 1984 in Paris, in 2008 Marie graduated with distinction from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg in product design (MA). Afterwards she moved to Shanghai and collaborated with studios like Naço, EXH and Sina retail. She settled in Paris in 2010 and is now a freelance designer. Marie was awarded the Cinna-Ligne Roset design award “révélateur de talents” for the corner shelf, which is now in the process of being produced. Marie envisions design as a way to observe her surroundings, a way of seeing and showing. She experiments with a large scope of practices like product, furniture, space, graphic design and drawing. Beyond those forms, she is also trying to develop new ways of interacting with objects, using new typologies or modifying details in traditional products. Her aim is to try not to impose anything to the user or to be too narrative. Her projects aim to raise questions rather than give solutions.

Myriam B. Maguire


Born in Québec in 1985, Myriam Belzile-Maguire is an industrial designer passionate by fashion. In 2008 she graduated from Université de Montréal with a BA in Industrial Design and afterwards from Cordwainers College London in Footwear Design.

Myriam has won a grant by La Fondation de la Mode de Montréal and has gained work experience at Jonathan Saunders and Aldo Group.

Gonçalo Campos

2008 – 2009

Gonçalo Campos (born 1986) is a portuguese product designer. Graduating in product design in 2008, he soon after joined Fabrica, Benetton’s communications research centre, in the design studio. In 2009, he worked in Sam Baron’s studio. He is currently developing a series of objects, continuing to explore the possibilities of design through function and material.

Campos pays special attention to materials and production methods, combining them with a rational language to express warmth and personality, often resulting in surprising and unexpected solutions.

Cristina Dias

2008 – 2009

Cristina was born in Evora in 1981. Before going to university, she studied Illustration, Video and Screen Printing at the Norwich School of Art Design (UK). She later graduated in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. Cristina directed the Fabrica Features space in Lisbon from April 2006 to August 2007. She continues to work in Lisbon on event organisation and Cãoceito, a limited-edition CD packaging project.

Margaux Keller

2010 – 2011

Margaux Keller is a French designer. She was born in 1987 in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2009, she worked in Phillippe Starck agency as an intern, designing an “eco-chair”with the designer Eugeni Quittlet. In 2010 she graduated with a special jury mention in Product design and Interior architecture from the Ecole Boulle, Paris. Through the products she creates, she wants to surprise people by playing with everyday codes, analyzing different social behaviors and habits. She is looking for the unexpected and a touch of humour in design, and she particularly enjoys working with craftmen, ebenists, ceramists, glass blowers and other material experts.

Jade Folawiyo

2008 – 2009

Born in Great Britain in 1987, Jade is at Fabrica for a sabbatical year from her graduate studies in Product Design at Central Saint Martins, London. Jade is very interested in exploring everything to do with globalisation and the fusion of different cultures. She grew up in London, a cosmopolitan city where many different communities and ethnic groups live side-by-side. She enjoys creative needlework, such as sewing and embroidery.

Tak Cheung

2008 – 2009

As a designer Tak Cheung likes to ‘reinvent the wheel’ every chance he gets. Since graduating from Parsons The New School for Design in ’03 he has been involved in design projects of diverse scale, medium, and applications. He’s worked at Truck Product Architecture / Rogers Marvel Architects for over 5 years with the privilege of working on architectural projects along with furniture and product designs. In 2009 he was a student at Fabrica, United Colors of Benetton’s Research and Communication Center, as a product designer. He currently lives and freelances in NYC while creating artwork in his spare time.