Based in Milan, Giulio Iacchetti has been an industrial designer since 1992. With more than 25 years of experience, he has more than 300 projects to his credit, designing furniture, utensils and specialized products for bathrooms and kitchens. His creations are often formulated to fill a certain need.
Giulio Iacchetti tries to find solutions to problems with always a common goal for each new project that he approaches as a mathematical equation, a problem to be solved. Thus, he assigns a specific theme to it, even if it is not dictated by the client, in order to encompass and define each adventure, to achieve innovative ends. So far, he has thousands of objects to his name, such as chairs, knives, vases, lamps, taps, bags and even pens. This productive industrial designer founded Internoitaliano, a furniture production system celebrating the Italian way of life, in order to internationalize this way of doing things.
The designer believes that it is always possible to be in doubt when it comes to design. “Doubt, he confides, is always part of the creative tension that guides my approach in each project: suggesting an idea, leaving a mark. For example, my design of the ice cube mold in the shape of a gold bar… My works are not going to change the world, but they embody an intangible value, an extra dimension that transcends their value as an everyday object.” Since his beginnings, he has had the chance to collaborate with the biggest names in the creative and industrial field, such as Abet Laminati, Alessi, Artemide, Ceramiche Refin, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Magis, Moleskine and Pandora design. He is also the artistic director of Danese, Dnd, Internoitaliano, Myhome.
In 2009, he exhibited alone at the Milan Triennale, “Giulio Iacchetti. Disobedient objects”, or disobedient objects, an exhibition that offers a broader perspective on creation and industrial design. He thus presents a selection of his works, the most difficult to define and the most intriguing. He challenges established logic, rejecting the idea of being stuck as a creator of products. In 2001 and 2014 he received the famous Compasso d’Oro, a first time for his spoon and fork for Pandora design and a second time for his series of Sfera manhole covers for Montini. Iacchetti was one of the first to promote collaborative work, forging links with other artists and even with other fields of work. He firmly believes that a project is the result of a shared effort. These purposes are often formulated with objective, a continual pursuit of solutions, in an attempt to fulfill a certain need. Its global resonance consistently leads to clear and functional results.