Laura Agnoletto and Marzio Rusconi Clerici

Laura Agnoletto (Milan, Italy, 1963) and Marzio Rusconi Clerici (Milan, Italy, 1960)

After graduating in Philosophy from the Università di Milano, Laura Agnoletto moved to London to work with the architect Marzio Rusconi Clerici. They designed various electronic objects, particularly radios and televisions, focusing on alternative materials and experimenting with new technologies. After returning to Milan in 1986, the two opened their studio-lab, a space created for display as well as for design work. Since then, they have participated in numerous expositions throughout Italy and abroad, displaying their “one-off” pieces that blur the line between art and functional design. In collaboration they have produced lamps and home furnishings for various companies, including Memphis. Since 1989, their design objects have been utilized for a wide range of TV shows, as well as for shop-window displays (including the Fiorucci flagship store in Milan). Works by Agnoletto and Rusconi Clerici have been exhibited in numerous institutions, such as the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.