Guglielmo Poletti (*1987) is an Italian designer, currently based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. After the first studies in Milan, he earned an MA in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, where he graduated in June 2016.His practice is driven by a constant search for the heart of the matter, combined with a fascination for basic structures and elementary constructions. His interest in the essence of things often leads him to investigate the limit of materials, dealing with the notions of balance and fragility.Within this set of circumstances, simplicity comes as the result of a solved complexity, where the work is built around the manipulation of unconventional details.Subtle gestures allow him to achieve a deeper impact, by deconstructing an image and then restoring it with the smallest intervention.A ‘thinking-through-making’ approach defines an experimental attitude, where intuition plays a significant role to ensure coherence in the work, getting to consistent results through a very personal vocabulary.
Awards & Recognitions
2017 | Awards / 'Rising Talent Awards', MAISON&OBJET, Paris, FR2017 | Acquisitions / Equilibrium Stool – Prototype Edition acquired by the Design museum Gent for their permanent collection
Talks & Lectures
2017 | Bratislava Design Week, BADW Design Lectures, Bratislava, SK
Design museum Gent, Ghent, BE