Agustina Bottoni, product designer based in Milan.

Agustina is an Argentinian designer based in Milan. She works for companies, galleries and private clients, producing also small series 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 Master of Arts in Design 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 international design and art institutions. Since 2016, she is a co-founder of the design collective The Ladies’ Room with Ilaria Bianchi, Astrid Luglio and Sara Ricciardi: a co-operation for observing contemporary design by creating artifacts and experiences, that are the engine of discussion on the renewed need for sensory involvement.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
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 Ministery of Industry Argentina. 2018
Selected Proyecto Deseo program for new design talents, Argentina. 2018
Nominated, 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