“Being eclectic, being pragmatic. From the industrial product to the limited series, researching and sensitivity to define new interpretations.”
Manuela Busetti and Andrea Garuti meet while studying Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. During the academic years they face together the design issues and in 2004, the year of the XX Compasso d’Oro ADI, their project “Double”( an innovative cooler bag made of neoprene), developed for the degree thesis, is selected and published in the section “Progetto Giovane.”
After graduation, they start personal collaborations with different design studios in Milan and undertake together the business of freelance. Since 2004 they design for internationals competitions and manufacturing companies of various sectors, tableware, bathroom fittings, sanitary ware, furniture, etc…
In 2007, with the project “Culla Belly” they win “thank the unanimous opinion of the jury” the 1st prize in the international competition “Playing Design” sponsored by the town of Lissone in partnership with Triennale di Milano.
In 2008, they were both selected for the experimental project “Prime Cup 01” promoted by the Regione Lombardia and Triennale di Milano to facilitate the meeting between young designers and SMEs of Lombardy. The realized projects are exhibited and shown to the public in the Agora Theater, at Triennale di Milano.
In 2007, Matteo Redaelli graduated from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan as Industrial Designer. Their three working lives meet during the common collaboration with a Design studio in Milan.
In 2008 they started to work together on new projects combining their qualities and attitudes. New partnerships begin with manufacturing companies of different sectors, kitchen and bathroom faucets, tableware, furniture for indoor and outdoor, etc…
In 2010, they won the Cristalplant design contest promoted by Zanotta and Cristalplant with the project of an innovative coffee table, called “Naica.“ In 2012, they won it again with the versatile project of the table “Verve” for Poliform.
The common denominator of the three designers is the interest in research, reworking and the decontextualization of technologies and materials for the creation of unseen and innovative objects.