Agustina Bottoni, product designer based in Milan.

Agustina Bottoni is an independent Argentinian designer based in Milan. She works for companies, private clients and self-productions of objects, textiles and furniture.

Graduated at the University of Buenos Aires, and after years of working in the fashion industry, she transferred to Milan, graduating with honors of the MA in product design at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti. Following, she collaborated with design studios in Italy and the Netherlands before dedicating since 2015 to her independent design practice.

Exploring the language of everyday objects, these projects tell stories through a gentle use of shape. Agustina’s multicultural experience influences the research of different materials and techniques. They also encourage an emotional perception, considering objects as companions in our lives.

Her works have been exhibited at Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Salone del Mobile, Maison&Objet and others.
Since 2016, she is a co-founder of design collective The Ladies’ Room.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017: Operæ Design Fair, Lingotto, Turin
2017:  Fenoména by The Ladies’ Room, 5Vie Milan, Italy
2017: Ambiente Fair with Il Coccio Design Edition, Frankfurt
2016: W. Women in Italian Design, curated by Silvana Annichiarico, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2016: ATOM: The Cutting Factory curated by Giulio Iacchetti and Francesca Molteni, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2016: Operæ Design Fair, Palazzo Cisterna, Turin
2016: Brianza Design at Salone del Mobile, Milan
2015: SOURCE, Villa Strozzi, Florence
2015: Human Made curated by Elizabeth Leriche, Maison & Objet, Paris
2015: Zero Design Festival, Circolo Filologico, Milan
2013: Works of Heart, made by Hand, Zanotta Showroom, Milan

AWARDS
2017: Nominated,  Milano Design Award
2016: 1st Prize Professional Category, Ceramica made in Umbria: Il Segno del Tempo
2016: Selected Think Tile design workshop by Mirage
2013: Jury Award, Works of Heart Made by Hands, organised by Zanotta and Bosch
2012: Scholarship MA Design Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti of Milan

STUDIES
2015: Master in Design, cum laude, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
2013: Exchange Program Design, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam
2008: Bachelor in Fashion Design, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Photo: Giovanni Gastel