CREATIVITY, GENIUS, INNOVATION. LIVIO BALLABIO, WORLD-RENOWNED ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER, ARTIST OF SHAPES AND MATERIALS, IS THE REAL BEATING HEART OF ARTE NEL DESIGN.
IRREPRESSIBLE CREATIVITY, VOCATION FOR EXPERIMENTATION AND AUTHENTIC ECLECTICISM, BEYOND ANY PATTERN OR CLICHÉ, LIVIO BALLABIO IS THE MULTIFACETED FIGURE WHO ORCHESTRATES THE PROJECT ARTE IN DESIGN WITH HIS VISIONARY AND EXPERIMENTAL DIRECTION. WITH ONE FINAL GOAL: TO CREATE UNCONVENTIONAL OBJECTS WHERE ART AND DESIGN COEXIST, GENERATING NEW LIVING SPACES AND INFINITE WORLDS OF IMAGINATION.
Graduated in industrial design at the Polytechnic of Milan with Raffaella Crespi, known as "The custodian of Italian design", Livio Ballabio, son of furniture makers, grown influenced by the pleasure of furniture, showing immediately a special attitude for experimentation and creativity.
At the beginning of his career he started several partnerships, both in the academic and manufacturing sectors, among which the one with Cappellini International and Mondo Srl.
Today, Livio Ballabio is CEO and creative director of some of the most important companies in the sector, with over 100 professionals from different backgrounds - decorators, sculptors, artisans - who work for and with him.
Versatility, eclecticism and experimentation allow Livio Ballabio to go beyond the conventions to overcome the traditional boundaries of furniture and design, starting an artistic dialogue in completely different fields, such as the fashion world. It is from this exchange that the collaboration with Roberto Cavalli and Gianfranco Ferré was born and, from 2016, a new partnership was launched with Etro, a brand whose new Home Interiors collection will be presented during the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2018.
New businesses and stimulating adventures outside the boundaries of the ordinary lead Livio Ballabio to continuously face new challenges. This is demonstrated by Arte Nel Design, the collection that eliminates the boundaries between art and design, for which Livio Ballabio plays the role of designer and artist.