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BIOGRAPHY

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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.

AWARDS

2022 | 5th International Award for Public Art (IAPA) | Winner
2019 | Energy Globe National Award | Winner
2019 | Aga Khan Award | Finalist
2019 | The Design Prize | Winner
2018 | Werkbund Label | Winner
2018 | Bio-based Material | Winner
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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