Projects by the students of the
Bachelor Major in Art, Major in Design,
and the Master in Eco-Social Design

Luca Martorano

Luca Martorano was born in 1980 in Bressanone (Bolzano, Italy). His early passion for painting and design led him to choose an artistic education. In 1995 he got to know Giorgioppi, who passed his enthusiasm for images, graphics, and renaissance art on to him. After graduating from high school with major in art and graphics in 1999, he left Bolzano and moved to Milan to study at the faculty of architecture and design at Politecnico, where he attended lectures held by Enzo Mari, Andrea Branzi, Ezio Manzini. Besides an intuitive approach mainly based on geometric rules and formal taste, he developed skills on materials, financial and production issues, environmental factors, by interacting with a wide range of experts. In 2006 he started designing products for some prestigious Italian bicycle brands like Bianchi, Cinelli, and Columbus, and for other companies in the fields of sport, electrical appliances, and furniture. while working as a freelancer, between 2007 and 2010 he first joined the team of Toan Nguyen studio and then Matteo Thun & Partners. From the first collaboration, he learned the synthesis of shape and the expressiveness of design, from the latter the concept of a pure and sober style as well as the attention to tradition. Throughout these years he was involved in projects for international companies such as Walter Knoll, Dedon, Urmet Domus, Dornbracht, Belux, Duravit, TVS, Salvarani, Zwilling, Neutra, Riva 1920, Inda, Marni, Rinascente, Fantini, Emmemobili, Geberit, Desede, and others.
As of October 2014, Luca Martorano has been appointed as a contract professor for Material science and technologies – Product Design within the BA Major in Design at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano.
2019
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