LEO DE CARLO
He was born in Venice in 1972. After graduating as a Master Goldsmith at the Venice School of Art, he enrolled at the Milan Polytechnic where he attended Architecture for two years which, when the degree in Industrial Design was activated, he abandoned. He graduated five years later in Industrial Design (1998) with a biomedical research thesis on the design of a myoelectric control orthosis developed in collaboration with the Bioengineering Center of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Milan. The idea earned him the award of a scholarship from the Polytechnic for the innovation made. A month after graduating, he is called to Paris in Philippe Starck's studio to develop an innovative idea for a faucet conceived during his Erasmus period in England at Brunel University. The collaboration that was born as temporary and specific to the project lasts for 5 years. In this period he has the opportunity to follow, on behalf of the Starck agency, projects and international clients operating in the most diverse sectors: from furniture to lighting, from electronics to telecommunications. Returning to Italy in 2003, he decided to open his own studio in Venice, starting to consolidate relations with the companies he met during his French period. In 2008 he opened a branch of the firm in Brescia, with the aim of assisting clients in this area in a continuous and coordinated manner.