Italo Rota Architect and designer. After graduating from Politecnico di Milano he moved to Paris to work on the interiors of the Musée d’Orsay. In France, in addition to several exhibition installations, he also worked on a number of prestigious renovation projects: the Modern Art Museum at Centre Pompidou (with Gae Aulenti); the new halls of the French School at Cour Carrée in the Louvre; reorganisation of the city centre of Nantes; Lighting project for Notre Dame Cathedral (1991-2000); Casa Italiana at Columbia University, New York (1997); a Hindu Temple in Mumbai (2009); and the Chameleon Club at the Byblos Hotel in Dubai (2011).
When he returned to Italy he opened a studio in Milan, working on projects ranging from master plans to product design. His production includes the promenade of the Foro Italico in Palermo (Gold Medal in Italian Architecture for Public Spaces in 2006) and the Museo del Novecento in Milan (2010).
He worked for Cavalli’s boutiques and clubs all over the world (Miami, Mosca, Delhi), he also designed the famous stylist’s home in Florence (2008).
Scientific Director of NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano) and Domus Academy, Italo Rota alongside a prolific professional career to an intense theoretical activity, which develops with the publication of books, articles for magazines and newspapers, conferences and university lectures.