Mario Trimarchi

@ Fragile

Mario Trimarchi, an architect and designer of the “freehand” generation, strongly believes drawing helps to understand the things around us. In 1999 he founded Fragile, a corporate identity studio, where alongside his own personal design research, he conducts projects of branding design and communication. At the start of the 1990s he was appointed director of the Masters program in Design at Domus Academy, and he later directed DDA, a joint venture between Domus Academy and Mitsubishi, alternating long work trips in Japan with conferences, lectures and workshops in different countries around the world. For almost ten years he was part of the Olivetti Design Studio, where he designed personal computers and cash dispensers with Michele De Lucchi. During that same period he moved forward with his own personal research on the possibility of giving a domestic face to technological innovation, doing concept and product designs for Philips, Siemens and Matsushita Denku. He currently works on a relatively continuous basis with Alessi, creating unexpected products like the family of baskets and trays La Stanza dello Scirocco, the series of silicon and copper kitchen molds Il Tempo della Festaand the Ossidiana coffeemaker. In 2015 he has produced the collection Oggetti Smarriti, a borderline exercise on the future of new unstable but optimistic domestic objects.