Marco Romanelli

“Being a designer means to tell stories”


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Marco Romanelli was born in Trieste in 1958, he obtained his Architecture degree in Genoa in 1983. In 1984 he also obtained a Master Degree in Design before opening his office in Milan in 1986. He works in the fields of design (for, among others,Arflex,Azzurra,Bosa, Corraini, Driade, Fiam, Fontana Arte, Glas, Hands on Design, Oluce, Salviati), interior decorating (his works have been published in the most important international magazines; in 2004, he participated in the Venice Biennale of Architecture in the section “Notiziedall’Interno” and, in 2016, in the main exhibition “Stanze” in the Milan Triennale) and exhibit design (in 2002-2003 “Gio Ponti: a World” at the London Design Museum, Rotterdam NaI and MilanTriennale; in 2004, “Il design della Gioia”, with Alba Cappellieri, Milan Triennale; in 2007 “Bruno Munari” in Tokyo; in 2011 “Gino Sarfatti” in the Milan Triennale; in 2012, “Design unastoriaitaliana” in the TraianeiMuseum in Rome; in 2016 “Design behind Design”, XXI Triennale, Milan).In 2001, in Rome, he designed, associated with Marta Laudani, the restoration of the “Museum of Roman Civilization” for Fiat-Engineering. He flanks his design work with an intense critical meditation on topics involving living and design: he has been editor of both Domus (1986-1994) and Abitare (1995-2007).Actually he is columnist ofInventariomagazine. Among the numerouseditorialworksone must recall: Gli spazi del cucinare 1928-1957, Electa, 1990; Design Nord-Est, Abitare Segesta, 1997; Aperto Vetro, Electa, 2000; Joe Colombo: interior and lighting design, Oluce, 2003; Il design della Gioia, Skira, 2004; Lorenzo Damiani: ma dove sono finiti gli inventori?,Electa, 2010; Paolo Ulian, Corraini, 2011; Gino Sarfatti, Silvana Editoriale, 2012. In 2014 Vincenzo Cristallo published the monographic bookMarta Laudani e Marco Romanelli: per un moderno continuo.