(Not so) superficial
Diego Grandi lives and works in Milan, where in 2002 establishes the DGO_Diego Grandi Ofﬁce, a planning ﬁrm dealing with product, interior and design consultancy. Besides his regular practice, he is a teacher and lecturer in many universities and design schools. His projects have been selected for events, international exhibitions and awards, such as the Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum, the Design Plus Award and the ADI Design Index. In 2016 the projects Closer, mobile shower system, and Type 32, ceramic decorative alphabet, receive an Honourable Mention at XXIV Compasso d’Oro Award. Among the ﬁrms for which he has designed, we have Abet Laminati, Brunello Cucinelli, Casamania, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Lea Ceramiche, Rosenthal Sambonet, Salvatore Ferragamo, Skitsch, VitrA e Zucchetti.
Through a non-chronological path through images, Diego Grandi synthesizes his design approach starting from the surface. The skin, a receptor organ by nature, becomes a metaphor for a different investigation: a desire for analysis that starts from the outer layer and reaches deeper meanings.