Simone Spalvieri and Valentina Del Ciotto both born in 1982, they met in 2003, during their BA in Product Design. They became a couple in life and then at work and are now a design duo. Spalvieri & Del Ciotto design studio is a meeting place for ideas, research and experimentation. Their work is characterized by formal, functional simplicity coupled with an intense emotional component, based on the idea that every design object should reflect our experience and be something that is worth passing down to future generations, containing and preserving a piece of our history.
In 2013 they won the first prize of the “Top Young Industrial Designers Prize”, awarded by Massimo Vignelli with an exhibition at the Italian Cultural institute of New York.
They liaise with some major Italian and foreign design firms and have been awarded several prizes in international contests such us Red Dot Award, German Design Award, China Good Design.