Creative Explorer and trans-disciplinary designer/artist, seeking inspiration and interaction from different disciplines and focusing on the role of the designer, as a bridge between different fields of action: science, society, art, industry. In his work he touches relevant design issues, such as the role which design could play in a bio-tech revolution in relation to sustainability, and to the novel possibilities that this marriage of disciplines could create in a future society.
The fascination for the micro-scale, together with his holistic vision of the world as a macro-organism and a strong belief in symbiotic relationships are some of his main drives. Through these explorations one of his primary aims is to question common behaviour and to provoke critical thinking in regards to what we take for granted.
In such way, he uses design as a tool and a strategy for questioning culture.
In 2010 Maurizio founded “Officina Corpuscoli”, a multidisciplinary studio, providing Creative Consultancy and developing both Conceptual and Commercial works, often being inspired by living systems and organisms. Amongst other places, Maurizio’s work has been exhibited at the Triennale Design Museum (Milan, 2011), Audax Textiel Museum (Tilburg, 2011), Naturalis (Leiden, 2011), Mediamatic (Amsterdam, 2012).
Maurizio is currently also working with Mediamatic, covering the position of Coordinator for the "Mycelium Project".
More info available on: www.mauriziomontalti.com