Giancarlo Tintori (1961) studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. In 1987 he won a RAI [Radiotelevisione Italiana] competition to design scenery, working on television and film productions in Italy and abroad for over a decade. He set up the Giancarlo Tintori srl studio in 1991, based in Milan.
He works in architectural and industrial design, specialising in retail design. He works with fashion and furnishing/design brands, conceiving and producing architectural concepts, store planning and light design. His consultancy work with various companies also includes art direction, product design, planning events and exhibition installations. His main clients include Gucci, Armani, Cassina, Paciotti, Nemo, Swarovski, D&G, Ferrè, Shiseido, Camper, Calvin Klein and the Italian Chamber of Fashion.
He teaches at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ferrara and at the École Supérieure du Commerce in Troyes; he is a visiting professor at other international universities, especially in China, where his architecture-related subjects include architecture as a statement and brand communication vehicle.