Giovanni Levanti is a Milan based professional, born in Palermo in 1956. He received his degree in Architecture from University of Palermo in 1983 and in 1984 he moved to Milan where he attended his Master in Industrial Design at Domus Academy. From 1985 to 1990 he collaborated with Andrea Branzi’s studio.
In 1991 he founded his own studio. He collaborates with Campeggi, Cassina, Diamantini & Domeniconi, Domodinamica, Edra, Foscarini, Marutomi, Memphis, Nagano, Pallucco Italia, Salviati, Serafino Zani, Twergi-Alessi. Some of his products and designs have been selected for prestigious international exhibition such as: Design una storia italiana (Rome, Turin, 2011), Le fabbriche dei sogni (Milan 2011) Abitare l’Utopia (Verona, 2010), Quali cose siamo (Milan 2010),1978-2008 Made in ItalyBrazilian Design Biennal (Brasilia, 2008), Il Modo Italiano (Montreal, 2007, Toronto, Rovereto), 1945-2000-Il Design in Italia-100 oggetti (Seoul, 2001, Beijing, Shanghai, traveling exhibition), Il Design Italiano 1964-1990 (Milan, 1996) La Fabbrica Estetica (Paris, 1993) Capitales Europennes du Noveau Design (Paris, 1991) Creativitalia (Tokyo) Dodici Nuovi – Memphis (Milan, 1986).
Some of his objects are exhibited in the design collection at Triennale di Milano, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He was awarded the Premio Palermo Design Week 2007 and Design Plus Prize 2000 at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition amongst others. He was selected for the XXII Premios de Disegno cDIM Professionales 2004 in Valencia and for the XIX Premio Compasso d’Oro ADI 2001 in Milan.
In 2010 Beppe Finessi curated a dedicated exhibition at Docva-Careof-Via Farini at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan.
Online Talk with Rick Lee | 15.06
Our former student Rick Lee, fashion designer and university professor, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.
Carolin Woitke finalist at Mittelmoda
Carolin Woitke finalist at Mittelmoda description.
Daniele Ficarra wins competition for Swarovski
Our former student Daniele Ficarra is one of the winners of Swarovski Foundation Institute contest.
Talk with Defne Koz & Marco Susani | 12.05
Our alumni & winners of the Compasso D’Oro, moderated by Francesca Vargiu from Studio Urquiola.