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urge (Gian Piero Giovannini) was born in Bologna in 1981. He has fallen in love with product design during his training in Architecture at University of Ferrara and at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He always rides his bicycle, sometimes flies his hang glider, but above all he’s completely into his many ideas. A great passion and many awards were the first steps to set in 2014 his studio as a product designer. He also enjoys self-production to get involved in the whole product development process. Part of his projects are manufactured in cooperation with local skilled craftsmen.

 
 

I care of:

  • finding new solutions and strategies that address people needs

  • creating products that people love, creating products that people use

  • turning fresh ideas into reality

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awards

2015

  • “crisis is dead”, selected, Mediterranea 17 - NO FOOD’S LAND, Young Artists Biennale (Bjcem international network), Milano
  • “COMMUNICATING VESSELS” - packaging, sustainability award, ONE MORE PACK 2015 competition × Grafica Metelliana SpA
  • “iceberg ‹the maker›”, second prize, Premio Convivium Design, Wine & the City (NA)

2014

  • “big head”, selected, D.A.B.5 Design per Artshop e Bookshop competition

2013

  • “COMMUNICATING VESSELS”, first prize, Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SZ·DAY) 2013, in association and cooperation with UNESCO Creative Cities Network
  • “COMMUNICATING VESSELS”, first prize, AAA DESIGNER CERCASI competition × EXPO2015 (MI)
  • “COMMUNICATING VESSELS”, Open Design Italia 2013 winner, movin’up 2013 / GAI award
  • “MiMì”, bronze A’ Design Award 2012-2013 [Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design]

 

exhibitions

01.03.2018 > 23.03.2018   Italian Cultural Institute, Prague (CZ)
16.10.2017 > 23.11.2017   Italian Cultural Institute, Wien (AT)
“ultraviolet” × Design is Nourishing, collective exhibition edited by Open Design Italia

09.01.2017 > 03.02.2017   Italian Cultural Institute, Berlin (DE)
27.09.2016 > 20.10.2016   Italian Cultural Institute, Budapest (HU)
“ultraviolet” × New Shapes of Made in Italy, collective exhibition edited by Open Design Italia

16.05.2016 > 23.05.2016   Tratalias (CI)
SulcisHUB | artist's residency, Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale (Bjcem international network), curated by Olga Bachschmidt

22.10.2015 > 22.11.2015   Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
“crisis is dead” × Mediterranea 17 - NO FOOD’S LAND, Young Artists Biennale (Bjcem international network), edited by Andrea Bruciati

31.05.2015 > 30.06.2015   Villa Rescalli Villoresi, Busto Garolfo (MI)
“COMMUNICATING VESSELS” × United Factories | Design Factories. Dal design per l’industria al design industrioso, edited by Sergio Catalano

22.05.2015 > 27.06.2015   Castello di Acaya, Vernole (LE)
01.04.2015 > 26.04.2015   Foro Boario, Modena
20.02.2015 > 22.03.2015   Museo Ettore Fico, Torino
16.12.2014 > 10.01.2015   Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo MAXXI, Roma
“big head” × D.A.B.5 Design per Artshop e Bookshop

12.03.2015 > 12.04.2015   Espace International Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Étienne (FR)
“COMMUNICATING VESSELS” × Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents 2013 exhibition, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne

05.09.2014 > 13.09.2014   Gallery S.Bensimon, Paris (FR)
“COMMUNICATING VESSELS” × ENSEMBLE, collective exhibition, Paris Design Week 2014

14.10.2014 > 30.10.2014   MAD in Situ, Brussels (BE)
10.07.2014 > 03.08.2014   Guancheng Art Museum, Dongguan (China)
18.03.2014 > 05.04.2014   OCT Art and Design Gallery, Shenzhen (China)
“COMMUNICATING VESSELS” × RECOVERY: THE POWER OF DESIGN | exhibition for Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SZ·DAY) 2013

23.09.2013 > 28.09.2013   ex ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna
“COMMUNICATING VESSELS” & “acquadotto” × BOLOGNA WATER DESIGN 2013

15.04.2013 > 27.04.2013   ex-chiesa di San Francesco, Como
“MiMì” × A’ Design Award 2012-2013 exhibition