Denis Santachiara


Compared to the mainstream international scene his design is peculiar and all but ordinary. He starts his career with the creation of objects which are a mixture between art and design. They have been displayed in several important exhibitions like: the Biennale of Venice, Documenta 8 Kassel, the Triennial of Milan, and the Quadrennial of Rome. In 1984 he has been in charge of the exhibition „La Neomerce“. Through his work and exhibitions in places like Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Florence his „techno-lyric“, ironic and innovative design has become internationally known. His objects are part of the permanent collection in several museums like: the MOMA in New York, the Musée des Art Decoratifs in Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Museum of Lion, the Museum of Frankfurt, the Vitra Museum and Philadelphia Museum, the Collection de design du Centre Pompidou. He has also carried out different interior projects. He has worked and still works for the design and research of new products with the following companies: Centro stile FIAT, Artemide, Swatch, Rosenthal, Panasonic, Bang & Olufsen.