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Michele Menescardi was born in 1979 in the district of Milan. Son of an Engineer and a Chemist, he studied Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano. After graduating in 2004, he started his career of freelance designer, confronting with different interlocutors and developing each project from ideation to production.
In 2005 he founded , for which he has been designing for nearly ten years.
In 2014 he ran Michele Menescardi Designer, his independent multi-disciplinary design studio located in the heart of Milano.
In 2016 his project “Lazy”, designed for Calligaris S.p.A., has been awarded with the prestigious “Good Design Award” by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
During his professional experience, he has cooperated with various design and architecture studios, creative agencies, schools and companies.
Alhium France, Alma Design S.r.l., Bolton Group, Calligaris S.p.A., Domus Academy, Driade S.p.A., Ferrero S.p.A., FontanaArte S.p.A., Meridiani S.a.s., MMPJ Group, Nadler Larimer & Martinelli, NasonMoretti, Natuzzi S.p.A., Nautor’s Swan, Politecnico di Milano, PS Furniture, Redepaolini S.p.A., RossanaOrlandi, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sicurit S.p.A., The Swatch Group Ltd, TBWA Italia S.p.A., Trussardi S.p.A., Zaninelli Wood & Stone.
Portrait by Filippo Lambertenghi