Claudio Naro holds a degree in Architecture from University of Palermo in 1983. From 1983 to 1984 he collaborated with the class of Environmental Design at the Faculty of Architecture in Palermo. He was awarded a European Union Scholarship for the Master in Lighting Design at Domus Academy: he thus moved to Milan in 1984 and graduated from Domus Academy in July 1985.
From 1985 he collaborated with the architecture and design studio Sottsass Associati in Milan. In 1987 he moved to Paris, where he taught at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle. In 1989 he moved back to Milan and founded his own design studio. From 1998 to 2000 he taught Design at the Accademia Statale di Belle Arti in Macerata.
“La Domus, as it is called by the alumni, gave me the capacity to understand, appreciate and love quality objects, not only as a work of invention, but also as the use of creativity on an object that in certain occasions becomes art. It gave me the possibility to develop sensitivity, which I had before in a less profound manner, and the motivation to engage in a constant research of potential new modern classics, that in my interior architecture projects became precious instruments to work with. The high quality of the lectures, that nurished me throughout the course, left me the capability to understand objects, to decode the concept that originated the project. This ability is fundamental to understand, among the huge number of objects produced every year, which ones are the objects that have content beyond the sales matter. What I learnt at Domus Academy is not only technical, but also a humanistic vision of the project that allows us to see the objects as vehicles of cultural and emotional communication.”
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Our former student & Chief Design Officer at frog, interviewed by Silvio Cioni.
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Online Talk with Ahana Das Sharma | 29.09
Our former student & Senior Consultant at Increff, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.
Online Talk with Rick Lee | 15.06
Our former student Rick Lee, fashion designer and university professor, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.