Luca Nichetto

"We can't all live in a natural idyll, in wooden buildings and eco-developments on the outskirts of the city. In order to change our living culture, we have to find small-scale solutions that are transferrable to different countries, to a different climate and to structures with different degrees of urbanization. Even in a small apartment, integrating nature and plants can enrich the way to live."

Luca Nichetto was born in Venice in 1976. He grew up on the island of Murano, where his grandfather worked as a master glassmaker and his mother decorated glass.

"Living on an island like Murano means growing up surrounded by creativity," he explains. "Building good relationships with artisans is fundamental in turning your ideas into concrete objects through collaborations."

Luca studied at the Istituo Statale d'Arte in Venice, before undertaking a degree in industrial design at the Università Iuva di Venezia, from which he graduated in 1998.

In 2006, he founded his eponymous practice in Venice, which specializes in industrial design, product design, and design consultancy. In 2011, Luca opened a second studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Nichetto Studio has subsequently expanded into areas such as interior design and architecture.

Luca Nichetto's Gemo Table Lamp for Parachilna

Today, Nichetto Studio works with a variety of brands and clients from all around the world, and its expertise is sought out across all design disciplines. A deep passion for - and knowledge of - industrial and craft manufacturing processes runs through every aspect of the studio's work. Nichetto Studio's projects abound in carefully selected cultural references and a keen attention to detail. The practice's unique position within Scandinavian and Italian design culture has given Nichetto Studio worldwide recognition. 

Luca has also lectured and led workshops at various universities, and served as a professor of design at the Università Iuav di Venezia. Luca's work has been honoured with several international design awards, has been exhibited worldwide, and has been the subject of retrospectives in cities such as Venice, London, Paris, and Stockholm.

 

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