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Terri Pecora

Master in Product Design
Year of Graduation: 1988
Current role: Product Designer


Terri Pecora, Californian, was born in 1958. She studied fashion illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and moved to Italy in 1988 to attend the Master in Product Design at Domus Academy in Milan.

In 1991 she established her own studio, working with various European companies such as Adidas Eyewear, Art & Cuoio, Bisazza, BRF, Marco Bicego, Dom Ceramica, Edra, Emmebi, Esprit Eyewear, Interflex, Flou, M&Z Rubinetti, Montblanc, Persol Eyewear, Plumcake kids, Prènatal, Simas, Silhouette Eyewear, Swatch, Vice Versa and Zanotta. She has worked in many sectors: furniture design, interiors and exhibition installations, art direction and graphics, fashion accessories, products for the home, accessories, wall coverings and fittings for the bathroom.


“Domus Academy was a bridge from one place to the next, and it was not always a sturdy one. Sometimes it was like walking over a deep crevice on one of those tiny swaying wooden numbers in a Harrison Ford movie. But it was a very good experience, very Italian. As they told us students: it was up to us what we wanted to get out of our year at Domus Academy, they weren’t babysitting, and they meant it. Visiting professors like Francesco Binfaré, Alberto Meda, Richard Sapper and more were par for the course. They talked passionately about their life, loves and work: even if you couldn’t understand them it didn’t seem to bother anyone! My course included student protests and the “cipollisti”, a laughable counter-proposal to the “bolidisti” movement created by a frenchman, a scottish guy and a spaniard. Domus Academy was a great introduction into Italian design culture: chaotic yet constructive, experimental and incredibly productive.”


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