Claudio Bellini

Claudio Francesco Bellini (1963) is living and working in Milan, where he graduated in Architecture and Industrial design at the renowned Politecnico university in 1990. His strong fascination with creativity, is rooted in his early childhood years, inspired by his father Mario Bellini, whom counts as one of the most affluent figures in design history. In 1998, his revolutionary new office furniture system, TW Collection (Frezza), introduced a completely new vision in the contemporary office landscape. From that point on, his extensive production of innovative projects in this area, has deeply contributed to anticipating behaviors and trends in the working environment evolution over the last 15 years. Today Claudio Bellini design+design - ranked as one of the ten most creative European studios by April 2007's El Pais magazine - is active within different fields of design, ranging from furniture to product and architecture, and it cooperates with leading companies worldwide, including Walter Knoll; Steelcase; Poltrona Frau; Riva 1920. Many of its creations have received international design awards, among which the prestigious Red Dot, IF and Good design award. As the art director of several international brands, he cooperates successfully since 2003 with the italian kitchen tools manufacturer Barazzoni, developing a remarkable collection of products, in addition to handling brand and packaging design. In 2010 he started directing the development of a comprehensive new line of products for Fursys group, the South Korean leader in office and contract furniture and, in 2012, he was asked by the Natuzzi group to draw the new designoriented daughter brand Italsofa, in its their future global concept expansion. Professor in furniture design at the Genova University from 2004 to 2008, he holds lectures and conferences all over the world, as his work has been extensively published. Claudio Bellini,describes his creative process as a mind adventure; free of any prejudice, animated only by enthusiasm, curiosity and optimism. This open minded attitude, combined with a peculiar sensibility for historical heritage, and a deep understanding for material, production process and market requirements, is clearly expressed in his creations and work method.