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“THANKS TO THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH EXPLORING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES DISCOVERING ANCIENT TRADITIONS OBSERVING NATURE WE WILL CREATE BETTER SOLUTIONS TO OUR SOCIETY MOST CHALLENGING NEEDS.”

ARTURO VITTORI

BIOGRAPHY

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Arturo Vittori : (Viterbo, October 1, 1971), Italian Architect, Designer and Artist, co-founder and director of the research and design studio Architecture and Vision and CEO of the american non-profit Warka Water Inc. and founder the fashion brand Culture a 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. From 2002 to 2004 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, (Italy), 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 been teaching 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 IIT, Illinois Institute of Technology of Chicago.

AWARDS

  • 2017 | Zumtobel Group Award | Winner
  • 2017 | The Climate Action Challenge | Nomination
  • 2017 | Beazley Designs of the Year | Finalist
  • 2016 | The World Design Impact Prize | Winner
  • 2015 | The National Geographic Expeditions Council Grant | Winner
  • 2015 | Fuller Challenge | Semi-Finalists
  • 2009 | Imagina | Nomination
  • 2009 | VisionWorks Award | Nomination

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