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Born in 1973 Marco Acerbis graduates in architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 1998. From 1997 to 2004 he lives in London where he works with Lord Norman Foster’s Studio. Over these years he collaborates on the construction of an eight storey high Medical Research Building at the Imperial College Campus in London. He then becomes Project Architect for Capital City Academy, a 250 meter long High School building for 1400 students which was opened by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He sets up his own practice in Italy in 2004. Fascinated by designing at very different scales he quickly moves on to explore with a constant cross over of skills, ideas, tools and technologies all sorts of subjects trying to achieve a globally designed space. The Vertigo floor lamp, designed for FontanaArte in 2004, was immediately acknowledged as a best seller and an icon of our time and is now included in Vitra Design Museum permanent collection. Prius door handle designed for Colombo Design wins a special mention at XXI Compasso d’Oro ADI. Kloe Armchair designed for Desalto wins the Red Dot Design Award 2009. His interest for contemporary issues takes him to be directly involved in sustainable architecture with the design and construction management of Xeliox Energy Lab and Polins. Xeliox Energy Lab is designed to be the first industrial building to be certified Class A in Italy. Polins is certified CasaClima Class A+, the best building standard.


Nation: ITALY





    The table Zappelin is a product that is entirely realized in solid walnut wood and finished with oil. The legs of the table, also realized in solid wood, are characterized by a peculiar helicoidal shape. The table top’s edges are tapered on all four sides, allowing for different prospective...

  • FLY

    Design and technology join forces to create a chair that seems to float in the ethereal dimension of air. Few, well-balanced curved outline a chair that is both light-weight and sturdy, accurate and innovative. It is characterised by components whose thickness varies in the design, adding real...

  • SKIN

    Marco Acerbis strengthens his partnership with Desalto by creating Skin: a fixed or extending table with a distinct graphic and nevertheless delicate style which is a manifestation of the company’s know-how in manufacturing the aluminium and producing the mechanisms, in a perfect fusion of form,...



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