Swedish- Italian fusion

2014-04-03

During Milan’s furniture week, star designer Luca Nichetto will be interpreting Kinnarps recipe for creative workplaces. But who is the man behind the brilliant design?

Luca Nichetto is the designer on everyone’s lips. Not only he is incredibly productive, it also looks as if everything he touches turns to gold. The 38-year old designer, who divides his time between Stockholm and Venice, will be joining Kinnarps during this year’s design week in Milan to create the Scandinative Workspace exhibition, which invites visitors to continuously change their perspectives on the workplace.

“What I need in my ideal workspace’ is condensed in this project, a space where the user constantly finds himself in front of a new juncture, which, by its own nature, imposes a choice and, above all, it changes the perspective. Similar to what happens in Venice during the high water (acqua alta): where you need to change your usual routes and the obstructed alleys force you to find new ways” says Luca Nichetto.

The Italian designer knows what he’s talking about. He was born on the small island of Murano directly north of Venice, and after studying industrial design at IUAV began his professional career with a design in Murano glass for Salviati. In 2006 he launched his studio, Nichetto&Partners, and that’s when his career seriously took off. Since then, Luca has worked together with about forty of the world’s most interesting brands in the field of design, and has developed a completely individual style, where Italian passion meets smart, functional solutions.
Throughout his career, Nichetto has won a series of awards, such as the IF Product Design Award. He was also named designer of the year by Elle Décor Italia and was guest of honour at the prestigious IMM Cologne.

The future looks bright for Luca.