Gregorio Spini

Design must be versatile

Gregorio Spini was born in 1958 in Milan.

CAREER
Gregorio Spini is a designer who has approached the profession from a multifaceted background.
In 1996 he founded the company Kundalini (www.kundalini.it), a unique example of a lighting company that grew from nothing to achieve commercial success and worldwide acclaim, which has led to direct collaborations with some of the major architects and designers of our time. These include Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Future Systems, Alessandro Mendini, Paola Navone, Karim Rashid and many others.
In 2008 he left his company to act as a freelance designer and design consultant as well as strategic advisor to the brand.
In 2010 he co-founded CDC (Colani Design Corporation) and contributed to the management of the work of Maestro Luigi Colani in Italy and around the world.
He is the author of several editorial projects and has given lectures in English for the Master in Product Design at the Politecnico di Milano.
He was elected a member of the Business Department of ADI (Associazione Italiana Disegno Industriale) and led the ADI Impresa Docet project, where he helped to put the spotlight on the main Italian Design Companies before a wide audience.
In 2013 he founded Delight Design (www.delightdesign.it), a new lighting company launched the same year at Euroluce.
This new project is closely linked to the history of Italian lighting design companies founded by designers-entrepreneurs.
It is based on a new model that promotes local craftsmanship and self-production on one’s own territory, therefore enhancing the true nature of the “Made in Italy” brand on an international scale.
He was also in charge of designing and artistically directing the cultural section of Moscow Design Week 2013, which he curated by organizing the historical conceptual exhibition: DesignSuperAntiHeroes – Design as a fluid state of mind and a disinterested attitude.
A story of Italian design told across the world over time (www.moscowdesignweek.ru) With Vistosi he was able to experience glass-designing for the very first time, a process that had fascinated him for so long.

In 2011, in fact, he designed the Bot and Implode collections. The simplicity of their silhouettes and the interplay of white glass and crystal overlays make them exemplary pieces of sleek elegance and style.

EXHIBITIONS
 In 2008, in Broome street, in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) by the Lombardy region and by Promos – the special section of the Milan Chamber of Commerce for the international promotion of Italian small and medium-sized companies – was inaugurated. It was organized on the occasion of the  Water Air Exhibition which took place simultaneously. It was here that Gregorio Spini exhibited Sama table, a table lamp in two-tone co-extruded laser-cut plexiglass, with a built-in reflector.

In 2013 he was the curator of the MOSCOW DESIGN WEEK cultural section called Design Superheroes – renamed DESIGN SUPERANTIHEROES at the time. He attended as a representative of the ADI business department at the exhibition entitled “Design come fluida forma mentale e attitudine anominale. Una storia di design italiano raccontata al mondo nel tempo”.

Products made for Vistosi

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