Silvio De Ponte
His methodology follows an interdisciplinary approach where genres and functions merge. Essentially, it is based on the relationship and exchange amongst professional activity, research and experimentation, which become evident through him teaching at the most prestigious Italian Universities and International schools, participating in conferences, lectures and workshops at international universities, excellent cultural entities and high-level companies.
Since 2010 a crucial aspect of his professional and research activity is the design and methodological investigation of the light, the relationship and interrelation between light and materials. He designs lighting systems for architectures and urban spaces, interior and product design for important Italian and foreign companies.
“Domus Academy left a strong mark in my cultural, personal and professional path. The reflections, arguments, encounters and comparisons with the professors and the tutors of that time with my classmates with multicultural origins, living day by day with my mates and friends, all of this has changed me deeply as a person and as a designer. Domus Academy hasn´t been simply a school, to describe it like that would be extremely restrictive. It has been a laboratory, a place where you could express yourself in comparison with the others and where you can find yourself as well… It allowed me to understand and to comprehend things, to look at things surrounding me with new eyes… Through Domus Academy I could dig deeper and direct my interests and my work towards lighting design. I remember, about Domus Academy, its lights, the smell of the black rubber floors that squeaked as you walked over them allowing you to capture the dimensions of the space.”
Online Talk with Chiara Diana | 13.10
Our former student & Chief Design Officer at frog, interviewed by Silvio Cioni.
Preejarumon Kaewmanee finalist at Global Design Graduate Show 2021
Congratulations to our former student Preejarumon Kaewmanee, finalist at Artsthread Global Design Graduate Show 2021 in collaboration with GUCCI.
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.