Sara Ricciardi is one of the most talented and renowned designers of the new generation.
Born in Benevento in 1989, she lives and works in Milan.
A multi-faceted designer, she studied in Milan, Istanbul and New York before graduating in 2015 from NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, with a degree in Product Design. Today, she teaches Social Design and Digital Design at her alma mater. She opened her own studio in Milan four years ago, where she designs products for companies, unique pieces for galleries, performances, interiors and installations.
Her approach can be seen as a deep narrative exploration: every visual element is rooted in a precise story. Form follows the message. Poetic and formal research are at the base of her method. Materials and objects are defined each time with the aid of great Italian artisans. She collects bizarre objects. She was selected by Wallpaper as a finalist in the 2018 edition of Next Generation Designer, together with Officine Panerai. During Pitti in January 2019, she inaugurated her first concept store, called “Eden,” dedicated to interior design, for the launch of the capsule collection by Attico at the haute couture store Luisa Via Roma in Florence. Some of the brands she has collaborated with include Visionnaire, Houtique, Coin Casa, Culti and Giorgetti.
The Triennale di Milano honoured her as one of the Women of Italian Contemporary Design for the exhibition Women in Design (2017).
She is part of the collective The Ladies’ Room together with the designers Agustina Bottoni, Ilaria Bianchi and Astrid Luglio, with whom she creates sensorial projects for various galleries.
AD MENSAM, “The New Banquet” for the curator Alice Stori Liechtenstein at Schloss Hollenegg in Gratz - Austria
ATLANTE IMMATERIALE, exhibition at Circolo del Design in Turin, curated by Matteo Milaneschi and Achille Filippon - “Curvy Marble”, in collaboration with the artisan of artificial marble, Simone Desirò
RITMO SABBA, curated by Angela Da Silva, a collection of limited-edition sculptures for the Swing Gallery in Benevento
Wallpaper Handmade with interior diffusors company CULTI, presenting the collection “Templi”
UNDER 35, curated by Silvana Annichiarico, Triennale di Milano (itinerant exhibition)
LA SINDROME DI PANDORA, Daforma Gallery, Rome
ARCADIA, curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein, 5Vie, Milano Design Week, Milan
GIOVANI CREATIVI, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
BEST OF ITALY, production of table pieces for Coin Casa for the project “PUPE,” in collaboration with Elle Décor and Fasano Ceramiche
Collection of “Libra” vases for the gallery Hand on Design in Milan, with ceramist artisan Pierfrancesco Solimene from Cava dei Tirreni
DOPPIA FIRMA, Modern Art Gallery, Milan - “Resti” with artisan Nicolò Morales from Caltagirone, curated by the Cologni Foundation and Living Corriere della Sera
W - WOMEN IN ITALIAN DESIGN - Triennale Design Museum Milan - “Bouquet,” curated by Silvana Annichiarico
SALONESATELLITE. 20 YEARS OF NEW CREATIVITY, curated by Beppe Finessi, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
FENOMENA, The Ladies’ Room, Garage Sanremo, 5Vie, Milano Design Week