Guglielmo Poletti


Milano / Italy

After early studies in Milan, he earned an MA in Contextual Design from the Design Academy of Eindhoven, graduating in June 2016. Since the very beginning Poletti developed a simple yet personal language. His practice is deeply rooted in a hands-on investigation of materials and their limits, in relation to concepts of balance and fragility. His simple structures and elemental constructions stand as metaphors of defeated complexity, built around the manipulation of unconventional details. Subtle gestures allow him to achieve a deeper impact, by deconstructing an image and then restoring it with the smallest of operations. His approach is based on a ‘thinking by doing’ philosophy, which he combines with a good deal of intuition, to produce extremely coherent results. Poletti’s work has been shown in several international exhibitions, such as Dutch Design Week, Milan Design Week and PAD London Fair with Galleria Rossana Orlandi, and Operæ PHM | Piemonte Handmade with SEEDS London Gallery. In January 2018 he was one of the six young designers who were named winners of the Italian ‘Rising Talent Awards’ at MAISON&OBJET in Paris.

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