Silvana Angeletti and Daniele Ruzza design essential objects, timeless pieces that relate to environments and people. Industrial designers since 1994 when Guzzini put their Zazà coffee maker into production, their iconic early design is still on the catalogue today.
They have collaborated with numerous Italian industrial companies across furniture, lighting, home accessories, household appliances and bathroom furniture, pushing cross-pollination and experimentation across different areas, always within a dialogue with their project partners. The aesthetics of their products comes from a synthesis between function, attention to detail and technical production know-how. This concrete approach to design formed the basis of their Industrial Design courses at the University of Ascoli Piceno (from 2012 to 2014) and at the IED in Rome (from 2010 to 2018). Angeletti and Ruzza have been artistic directors of multiple companies during their careers including BOTTEGA INTRECCIO, KALON and GLOBO. They have been able to push companies outside of their "comfort zone" through a clear understanding of brand identity and production know-how. Promoting innovative products categories and new research ideas around materials, techniques and the everyday requirements of life has become their trademark. A selection of their design products are part of the permanent collection at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum and many others have been awarded leading international design awards recognising product innovation and adaptability across disciplines including graphics and installations.