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Designamid profile of Alessandra Scarfò

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Born in 1984, Alessandra Scarfò got the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from the Architecture Faculty I, Turin Politecnico, in 2007. In 2009 she got the Master’s Degree in Interior Design from Architecture Faculty III, Milan Politecnico. The Master’s Degree final dissertation was ‘The Experiential Cruise – Design of Contemporary Art Interactive Installations in Cruise Ships’ with Silvia Piardi and Luca Mori as supervisors, and in collaboration with De Jorio International Studio in Genova (MSC crociere).
She had studied clay shaping and sculpture for 5 years in Gli Argonauti Artistic Institute (Collegno, Turin) with the artist Vera Quaranta.

In 2006 she patented the AS Design Logo in Camera di Commercio and she created various T-shits sold in the shop Ta.Ba, Turin.
She designed a fencing uniform, which has been quoted in the book of the international competition Ispo Brand New Award in Germany. The fencing uniform was showed at Atrium (Turin) on the occasion of the Fencing Olympic Games, and it is now exhibited in the congress centre Torino Incontra.
She has worked for the publishers La Scuola and Il Capitello. For La Scuola she wrote two chapters about graphics and design in the History of Art book ‘Il Vasari’. For Il Capitello she created the cover and the graphics of the geography book series “I Cento samurai”.
She directed several short films in collaboration with TeleEma productions. In 2007 she won the competition ‘Comincio da tre’ with the short video ‘Sogno Etilico in una notte di mezza estate’ showed at Cinema Massimo of Torino on the occasion of Torino Film Festival. In 2008 she made the advert for the Research Foundation Humanitas (Milan).
In 2006 she worked for the Comunication Design Studio in Rosta (Turin), where she designed the ‘Beauty Color’ product for Farmaca International, which is now in production.
In 2009 she worked for Modoloco Design Studio in Milano, where she designed various products (lamps and sofas) currently produced in Japan and exhibited at Fuori Salone in Milano 2009.
In 2010 she has patented in Camera di Commercio the “Merci di culto” AS design collection, whose various shapes can be used for earrings, mirrors, and clocks. The products Merci di Culto are now sold in several Turin’s shops : Pink Martini (corso De Gasperi and via Monferrato Torino and via Piol Rivoli), Acaja 42 (via Principi d’Acaja Torino), Atlantide (via Rossini Torino), Crim Shop (via San Francesco da Paola Torino), Marzapane (Loano SV), and Mole Antonelliana Museum Store.
Since 2010 she has been working for OMC Design Studios in Como as Creative Director.
She is responsible for the coordination and direction of the design team, for the creation and design of products, interiors, trade fairs stands, and for customer relationship.

Mostra "Gli Argonauti", esposizione di sculture, maggio 2005-06-07-08

Spazio espositivo Torino Incontra, Camera di Commercio di Torino - Progetto tuta da scherma 2006.

Spazio espositivo Shu Milano progetto Riqualificazione urbana Quartiere Sant'Ambrogio, 2009

Spazio espositivo Wood Milano presentazione ed esposizione collezione Merci di Culto orecchini e specchi, 2010

Orecchini "Merci di culto" Museum store Mole Antonelliana 2011

Nomination to Ispo Brandnew Award 2006 - tuta da scherma


"Vasari", casa editrice La Scuola
"Icento Samurai", casa editrice Il Capitello

English, Franch

Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Rhinoceros, Vray, Blender

Workshop Food Design with Scabin 2007
Workshop with Sabotino 2008
Workshop with De Lucchi 2009

ADI Member

Merci di Culto Collection sold at Cinema Museum store - Mole Antonelliana in Turin and at Fondazione Arnoldo Pomodoro in Milan

"Sculpture", "Photography", "Violins", "Ski"

2011-03-11 06:19:23

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Articles written by Alessandra Scarfò

Operae _ article by Grazia Berardinelli
Operae was born at Turin, between the 4th to the 6th November 2011 as a platform of meeting, sharing, exchange and developement of the design at Turin, also thanks to the confrontation with international models.. / From a few years, Turin opens up to ›
Macef January 2011
In January 2011, the Macef, 90th International Home Show, took place at Milan's brand new exhibition centre. It offered numerous exclusive events devoted to the whole universe of the house. A large range of product categories have covered and ›
Half a century! Happy birthday Salone!
Cosmit is the company that organises the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, launched in 1961 by a small coalition of furniture manufacturers from within the Federlegno-Arredo trade association with the aim of promoting the exportation of Ita ›
Salone Satellite 2011. Largo ai giovani!
The salone Satellite was created in 1998 as an exhibition space dedicated to the under 35. It covers two pavilions at the Rho Congress centre, the entrance is free and takes place during the same days of the International Furniture Fair (12-17 April ›
Zona Tortona 2011
The Zone Tortona is a aera in Milan comprises between the Naviglio grande and via Solari. This aera has been reconverted and developped during the years, transforming the farming then industrial zone into new residential complexes and cultural space ›
Triennale – Milan Design Week 2011
Triennale organises all-year-round congresses, cinema festivals, temporary exhibitions and once again it is participating to the Milan Design Week 2011, from the12th to the 17th of April.. / Giovanni Muzio’s palazzo dell’arte, dated 1933 is an in ›
Brera Design District
The Brera Design District's project s are back during the 2011 Design Week in Milan. New interesting rendezvous are proposed in the area, involving historical design brands, new showrooms and all the activities related to the prestigious area.. ›
June by Francesca Alai
"June" by Francesca Alai at the International Furniture fair 2011.. / At the international furniture fair, we have been attracted by the Villa Home collection's stand where a coffee table with light and harmonious lines was exposed. Th ›
Momentgraphy by Yaxer Brad
On the 16th of april, at 04.00pm, MOMENTGRAPHY was born. Wherever you were, whatever you were doing, even if you had to put the alarm-clock to wake up and then go back to bed, you were to take your camera and immortalize that moment. . / On the 16t ›
How is it going “MATE”?
From the Utson Opera House's iconic architecture to the gloden beaches of Bondi Beache, Sydney is an explosion of life and creativity in constant expansion. People are cordial and sociable, always smiling and opened. In this idyllic and warm atm ›
Gala Night A'Design Award & Competition
On Friday 1st of July 2011, the winners of the 1st edition of the A'Design Award and Competition were awarded. The winning designers from all over the world attended the gala night at the historical Villa Gallia, on the shores of the Como Lake. ›
Cersaie 2011
On the 20th September, the 29th edition of the CERSAIE - International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings - was inaugurated by Governor Vasco Errani and Mayor Virginlio Merola.. / On the 20th September, the 29th edition of the CERSAI ›
Robin Rhode at the Rivoli's Castle, Museum of Contemporay Art by Grazia Berardinelli
On the 20th september, I met the young south african artist Robin Rhode. It happened at the museum of contempory art at the Rivoli's Castle. After the debate, and away from the usual artistic offers, the public had the opportonity to participa ›
Art Gallery NSW Sydney_ Focus:Ugo Rondinone
Founded in 1874, the New South Wales' Art Gallery hosts the national and international modern and contemporary art exhibitions. Its light-filled exhibit space is expansive, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbor. Walking through the d ›
Salone Nautico 2011
The 51st edition of the Genoa International Boat Show – at Genoa's fair, from the 1st to 9th October 2011  - was inaugurated, at bank Intesa SanPaolo’s Conference Hall Palazzo Besana in Milan. Fiera di Genova SpA’s newly-appointed Chairma ›
Made Expo 2011
The international architecture and building trade show was inaugurated on 5th October 2011 at the Milan Rho's fair ground. . / The international architecture and building trade show was inaugurated on 5th October 2011 at the Milan Rho's fai ›
Textiledesign show Como 2011
This Textile Design Show was organised by the Consortium Comocrea, in collaboration with Villa Erba spa.. / COMOCREA is a consortium of companies in the textile design sector, established in 1981. The aim of the consortium is to link the most signi ›
La fiera Internazionale d'Arte Comtemporanea torna anche quest'anno a Torino all'Oval Lingotto Fiere dal 4 al 6 novembre 2011. . / During the four days of the event (one dedicated to trade and the three  others opened to the publ ›
“Italian Design, Design Betrayed?"
The event, organized by CulturAperta opens the debate on today's role of design, confronting famous people in the industry. . / Analyzing the evolution of industrial design is a great opportunity to frame the historical period we ›



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