Agustina Bottoni, product designer based in Milan.

I am an Argentinian designer based in Milan.

My work is quite diverse, ranging from product, furniture and textile development to installations and window displays with refined yet strong evocative concepts.  I mainly work on commissioned projects for international brands, galleries and the hospitality sector. Combining my freelance practice with personal experimentations in collaboration with Italian artisans,  I also produce small series of products and artworks, embracing crafts through a contemporary sensibility. 

Focusing on the emotional value of objects and spaces, my works honor material authenticity, though harmonic compositions of delicate forms and subtle color palettes.

My works are exhibited at international design and art institutions, such as Triennale di Milano, London Design Fair, Salone del Mobile & Maison et Objet.  I am also co-founder of the design collective The Ladies’ Room.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Design. Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti. Milan, Italy.
Exchange Programme in Design. WDKA.  Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
BA in Fashion Design. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
London Design Fair. Adorno Crossovers, 2019
Porto Design Biennale, 2019
You Are Welcome. Amelie Maison d’Art. Paris, 2019
EDIT. Naples 2019
Miror. Building Gallery. Milan 2019
Harmonic Shapes. ESH Gallery. Milan. 2018
Dutch Design Week. Crafts Council NL. Eindhoven. 2018
In Itinere by The Ladies’ Room. Building Gallery. Milan. 2018
Operæ Collectible Design Fair. Turin. 2018
Fenoména by The Ladies’ Room. 5Vie- Milan. 2017
W. Women in Italian Design curated by Silvana Annichiarico. Triennale Design Museum. Milan. 2016
The Cutting Factory curated by Giulio Iacchetti and Francesca Molteni. Triennale Design Museum. Milan. 2016
Operæ Collectible Design Fair. Turin. 2016
Source Design Festival. Florence. 2015
Human Made curated by Elizabeth Leriche. Maison & Objet. Paris. 2015

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Good Design Seal by Ministry of Industry Argentina. 2018
Selected Proyecto Deseo program, Argentina. 2018
Nominated for best exhibition of Design Week, Milano Design Award. 2017
1st Prize Professional Category, Ceramica made in Umbria: Il Segno del Tempo. 2016
Selected Think Tile residence by Mirage Ceramics. 2016
Jury Award, Works of Heart Made by Hands, organised by Zanotta and Bosch. 2012
Scholarship MA Design Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti of Milan. 2012

Portrait: Giovanni Gastel