Luca Martorano Studio
Via firenze, 40
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 Renessaince art on to him.
In 1999 he achieved a High School qualification in Arts and Graphics, left Bolzano and moved to Milan to attend the Architecture and Design Faculty at Politecnico, where he followed the lectures of Enzo Mari, Andrea Branzi, Ezio Manzini. Beside intuitive approach mainly based on geometric rules and formal taste, he developped skills on materials, practical issues connected with the everyday use of products, financial and production considerations, environmental factors, by interacting with a wide range of experts. In 2005 he obtained a M.Sc. degree magna cum laude with a thesis on sustainable transports in collaboration with ATM S.p.a. The following year the same project was selected and presented at MoMa in New York for the exhibition “Milano Made in Design”.
In 2006 he started designing products for a few prestigious brands of the italian bicycle production, like Bianchi, Cinelli and Columbus, and he got in contact with companies in the fields of sport, electrical appliances, and furniture. While working as a freelancer, between 2007 and 2010 he firstly joined the team of Toan Nguyen Studio and then Matteo Thun & Partners. From the first collaboration he learned the sinthesys 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.
In 2011 he moved to London where he designed home accessories and pieces of furniture for two British companies. He drew numerous inspirations from the metropole, experienced its lively character to the full, breathed the multi-ethnic and global atmosphere of an Europe yet to come. Since 2012 he has been based in Bolzano, halfway between Italy and central Europe, between urban and natural environment. His contact with different scenarios, life-styles, manufacturing sectors, methods and technologies makes his vision of design original, eclectic and innovative.