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A design practice between the past and the future: a recovery of artisanal skills to reheat modern techniques of industrial production. An interdisciplinary approach bordering on artistic practice.

Studio Lievito is a strategic and creative design studio based in Florence, Italy. Specialised in product and graphic design, interiors and communication, the studio offers consulting services for creative art direction and brand design creation.

Studio Lievito is founded in 2010 by Francesco Taviani, Laura Passalacqua and Jacopo Volpi. At the end of their studies they started to work for Italian design studios and firms such as the Manufacture of porcelain Richard Ginori.

In 2012 they introduced their first collection at the Milan Furniture Fair Salone Satellite: a diverse and spontaneous laboratory of materials and shapes that outlined the main features of the their design philosophy. During the following years they were selected to take part in exhibitions and national and international events, including the Designboom Mart in Tokyo in 2013, and the first two editions of the Operae design festival in Turin and the third edition of the Edit exhibition format of Designjunction in the heart of the Brera Design District. In 2017 Studio Lievito was asked to be part of the Young Designers Under 35 by the Triennale Design Museum selection.

Today the studio collaborates with Italian design firms including Opinion Ciatti, Officinanove, Pibamarmi, JCP Universe, UpGroup, Boralevi, Jusbox Perfumes; and also with international brands such as the Japanese Mina Perhonen.

Studio Lievito follows the creative art direction of fashion brands and cultural institutes. It also carries on didactic collaborations with university institutes. They exhibited their pieces in galleries in London and Bruxelles. Studio Lievito has recently experienced self production launching a collection of unique handcrafted marble pieces for Luisaviaroma and Artemest.

Main events

Collective design exhibition ‘EDIT Napoli’

—  San Domenico Maggiore, Napoli, 2021

Artists in residence at Masseria Cultura

—  Massafra, Apulia, 2021

Visiting professor at IED

—  Firenze, 2021

Visiting professor at ABA Pietro Vannucci

—  Perugia, 2021

Fuorisalone special event at ‘Palermouno’

—  Brera design district, Milano, 2019

Workshop tutor ‘Towards the Digital Market

—  Università degli Studi Di Firenze, 2019

Design ambassadors at ʻItalian Design Daysʼ, Ministero degli Affari Esteri

—  Algeri, 2018

Guest designers for the competition ‘Marmo Quotidiano’

—  Pibamarmi, 2018

Collective design exhibition ʻSalone Satellite 20 years of new creativityʼ

—  Fabbrica del vapore, Milano, 2017

Collective itinerant design exhibitions ʻUnder 35. Italian Designʼ, Triennale Design Museum

—  Nuova Dehli, Budapest and Buenos Aires, 2017

Collective art exhibition ʻLa sovversione dellʼ oggettoʼ

—  Spazio LATO, Prato, 2017

Personal exhibition ‘Inventario’

—  Università degli Studi Di Firenze, Design Campus, 2017

Fuorisalone special event ‘Ventura Lambrate’

—  Ventura Lambrate design district, Milano, 2017

Expo 2015 collateral exhibition ʻLa casa delle eccellenzeʼ

—  San Firenze, Firenze, 2015

Collective special design event ‘Source’

—  Limonaia di villa strozzi, Firenze, 2015

Collective design exhibition ʻLuxury is not a wasteʼ

—  Baglioni boutique hotel, Roma, 2014

Collective independent design exhibition & mall ‘Operae’

—  Torino Esposizioni, Torino, 2014

Temporary design mall ʻDesignboom Martʼ

—  Designers week, Tokyo, 2013

Fuorisalone special event ‘Edit by Designjunction’

—  Brera design district, Milano, 2013

Fuorisalone special event ‘Do ut design’

—  San Vittore design district, Milano, 2013

Collective special design event ‘Source’

—  Limonaia di villa strozzi, Firenze, 2013

Collective independent design exhibition & mall ‘Operae’

— Cavallerizza Reale, Torino, 2012

Salone internazionale dellʼarredamento design fair ‘Salone Satellite’

—  Fiera Milano, Milano, 2012