ABOUT MZ
Incipit & Design Philosophy

Inspired by the course of academic studies of my major brother Alessio (architectural course of study), my first approach to the Design – intended as a possible work for my future – was started many years ago during an architectural planning exam of him.
At this moment, i understood that Design would have been for sure the my way…
The first book about Design i have read, was the Achille Castiglioni Monography.
It was funny and interesting at the same time to discover a “more human” scale of planning, a ludic approach to the design of objects, joined with simple but brilliant technical solutions and skills and a meticulous attenction to details and a deep knowledge about materials.
This approach towards design, guides and accompanieds me from the start to today… and I hope for the future…

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PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER FROM 2002

A DESIGN STORY
FROM THE BEGINNING

From 2002 to 2007
• Graphic and visual designer freelance.

• Collaboration with altrostudio, an architecture studio of Rome directed by arch. Annarita Emili.

2006
• Interior and lighting design concept for the Hotel Tirana International with Atenastudio, an architecture studio of Rome directed by arch. Rossana Atena + arch. Marco Sardella.

May 16th 2007
• Sapienza University of Rome
Faculty of Architecture “L. Quaroni”
Graduated in Industrial Design with Lighting Design specialization.
110 cum laudae

2008
• Regitrated Freelance designer with the Vat Number 02722220734 – Ateco Code 74.10.10

From 2007 to 2012
• A strict collaboration with the Studio Associato Annunziata&Terzi, a specialized lighting design studio from Rome, directed by arch. prof. Corrado Terzi (Sapienza University of Rome). A very strong and formative professional experience, thanks to the big scope of the lighting design projects (archeological areas, public buildings, prestigious museums and cultural heritage) and especially thanks to the “limitless” cultural know-how of prof. Corrado Terzi about the lighting design and the its educational approach to understood the basicle rudiments.

• Graphic and visual designer freelance.

From 2009 to 2012
• Business Associated Partner of Lightlab Srl

Since 2012 Up to Today
• Winner of Public Founding PRAT2012
• Owner of spazioAM sas
• Owner of design brand ÜSÜ
Co-Owned with A. Zanzarella up to 2015

• Freelance for graphic, product and interior design.

Since 2017 Up to Today
• Owner of Prisma Lighting Design
A Professional Join Venture Based in Limassol, Cyprus
Co-Owned with Kyriaki Paphitou, Panaiotis Pierides

• Freelance for graphic, product and interior design.

MAIN CLIENTS
Clients trust of my teamwork
TEACHING ROLES

A.A. 2017/2018 | LIGHTING DESIGN Theory & Workshop
• Visiting professor at Master PARES
Sapienza University of Rome

A.A. 2016/2017 | LIGHTING DESIGN Theory & Workshop
• Visiting professor at Master PARES
Sapienza University of Rome

A.A. 2016/2017 | VISUAL MERCHANDISING & LIGHTING
• Professor at ENAP
Ente Nazionale di Addestramento Professionale

A.A. 2013/2014 | 2014/2015 | 2015/2016
LIGHTING DESIGN Theory & Workshop

• Visiting professor at Master PARES
Sapienza University of Rome

A.A. 2011/2012 | VIRTUAL ARCHITECTURE
• Professor at RUFA
Rome University of Fine Arts

A.A. 2011/2012 | LIGHTING DESIGN Workshop
• Visiting Professor c/o MLD
International Master of Lighting Design
Sapienza University of Rome

A.A. 2011/2012 | LIGHTING DESIGN
• Teaching Assistant c/o PSAAI
arch. prof.ssa Adriana Annunziata
Corso di Illuminazione Naturale & Artificiale
Sapienza University of Rome

A.A. 2010/2011 | LIGHTING DESIGN Workshop
• Visiting Professor c/o MLD
International Master of Lighting Design
Sapienza University of Rome

A.A. 2010/2011 | LIGHTING DESIGN
• Teaching Assistant c/o PSAAI
arch. prof. Corrado Terzi
Corso di Illuminazione Naturale & Artificiale
Sapienza University of Rome

PRIZES & AWARDS

2019  PILL’E MATA
• Winner of the Design Contest for
Exhibition and Lighting Design of the Necropolis
with Atenastudio

2017  MASTER PARES  
• Winner of Public Competition for Teaching 
Narni, Italia – Sapienza University of Rome

2015 ARTEX
• ÜSÜ, Winner of Artex Selection
HOMI Milano ed. January 2015 – Fiera di Milano
with A. Zanzarella

2015 EXPO CUMULUS SELECTION
• Tintingo by ÜSÜ
Cumulus Selection Exhibit for EXPO2015
Fabbrica del vapore Milano
with A. Zanzarella

2015 hABITAPULIA 2020
• Progetto Lampada Lucio, Telcom Spa
Selezione Habitapulia2020
Fiera del Mobile di Milano MDW2015
with A. Zanzarella

2014 ROMADESIGNLAB 2014 
• Majorette by ÜSÜ, Special Mention
MACro Testaccio, Rome
with A. Zanzarella

2012/13 PRINCIPIATTIVI2012

• Winner of Public Founding
with the brand Project ÜSÜ
with A. Zanzarella

2011 CASAIDEA2012 
• Final selection at Casaidea 2012
sTRAriciclo | “Oggetti d’uso in Travertino Romano”
Twins | “Officina delle Arti”
with F. Cannatelli + C. Terzi

2009 COMBOled
• Winner of International Design Contest
OLED Design Contest
Category Professional Designer, First Prize.
with F. Cannatelli + C. Terzi

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