Marco Zito is an Architect and Associate Professor of Industrial Product Design at IUAV University of Venice. Having graduated with Vittorio Gregotti and Bernardo Secchi, he deals with design on different scales. His ‘early steps’ along the path of industrial design began on the Island of Murano in the world of blown artistic glass, with the Salviati furnace. His design research moved within the possibility of addressing different themes, technologies and product types, from his Olivetti experience through to interface design, long-term consultancy work and collaborations with companies such as Agape, Viabizzuno, Salviati and the Danieli Group. His designs have won many international awards and recognition. Venice, where his studio has its headquarters, is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for his design works, whether they be a small glass vase or a large architectural design project.
The possibility to range across several design dimensions while working with partners of dissimilar natures is an opportunity to experiment and transfer technical and creative experiences in design projects. Innovation is not just a slogan; it is the possibility of cross-pollinating and enriching the creative process to make new products. We look for solutions that support the contemporary nature of products while exploring the new needs of contemporary society. We work by fully sharing the project’s path, drawing on different skills that are far-removed only at first appearance. Dialogue plays a key role in resolving the design challenges that keep us passionately engaged every day.