Dante Doneghani

Born in Pinzolo (Trento), 1957. He graduated in architecture from the University of Florence in 1983 and a master’s degree in design from Domus Academy (Milan) in 1986. He worked in the studios of Marco Zanuso and Andrea Branzi, and from 1988 to 1992, he was part of the Corporate Identity Olivetti team, designing showrooms, art exhibitions, and corporate identity systems. He has been dedicated to teaching, serving as the director of the Master’s course in Design at Domus Academy from 1992 to 2012, and from 2013 to 2020, as the director of the Department of Product Design at Naba, currently serving as professor and member of the Scientific Committee. In 1993, he founded his studio dedicated to interdisciplinary design, ranging from Architecture, Interior and Product Design.

He has designed products for companies such as Isuzu, Memphis, Stildomus, Radice, Play+, Viceversa, Gufram, Vitra Turkey, Kelebek, Luceplan, Edra, and Rotaliana. He has created highly innovative lighting products, leading to the IF Product Design Award in 2005 for the Lisca suspension lamp and, the mention at the XXI Compasso d’Oro in 2008 for Multipot. A tribute to the visionary spirit of Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, the historic exhibition held in New York in 1972, is the “Azioni a scomparsa” chaise longue designed for the home, produced by Edra in 1998, now in the collections of the Moma in San Francisco and the Museum of Design of the Triennale in Milan. Also noteworthy are his curatorial and exhibition participations in Italy and internationally: “Italy Japan: Design as a Way of Life”, Kobe and Yokohama (2001); Venice Architecture Biennale: “News from the Inside”, Venice (2004), the manual “Contemporary Alpine Architecture” (2015), and architectural projects with Andrea Branzi, such as “Encyclopedia of the 20th Century” for the Berlin Wall (1987), “Manhattan Waterfront” (1989), and “Agronica” (1995), whose model is part of the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.