“THANKS TO THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, EXPLORING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, DISCOVERING ANCIENT TRADITIONS, AND OBSERVING NATURE, WE WILL CREATE BETTER SOLUTIONS TO OUR SOCIETY MOST CHALLENGING NEEDS.”
Arturo Vittori (Viterbo, October 1, 1971) is an Italian architect, designer, and artist. He is co-founder and director of the research and design studio Architecture and Vision, CEO of the non-profit Warka Water Inc., and founder of the ethical fashion brand Culture à Porter. After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Florence, he gained experiences collaborating with architects such as Santiago Calatrava and Jean Nouvel in Paris. From 2002 he was Manager of Cabin Design at Airbus, in Toulouse (France), taking part in the cabin design for the first A380 aircraft; from 2004 to 2006 he worked with Future Systems, collaborating with Anish Kapoor in the design of the Monte Sant’Angelo subway station in Naples, while in 2006 he practiced yacht design at the London-based studio Francis Design. He has spoken at numerous international conferences on the topics of aerospace architecture, technology transfer and sustainability, and also taught and lead workshops on a variety of related themes. Vittori has taught Industrial Design at the First Faculty of Architecture “L. Quaroni“, University of Rome La Sapienza; Product Design at the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University Iuav of Venice; and Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He has received numerous awards and honors including the National Geographic Expeditions Council Grant, The World Design Impact Prize, Design Price, Social Impact.