Designing a sustainable production
with Marianna Fantoni, Ilaria Ferrero, Anna Pellizzari; moderator Elisabetta Donati de Conti
09 June 2023
17:30 - 18:30
Systemic approaches, circular chains and sustainable models: a dialogue between manufacturers to explore the new frontiers of industrial design made possible by the development of innovative materials of woody origin, with applications in the fields of furniture and interior architecture.Book
Elisabetta Donati de Conti
She lives and works in Milan. Exhibition designer, MA at the Politecnico of Milan in Interior and Spatial Design, she works as editor and curator. She collaborates with Salone del Mobile.Milano and Circolo del Design and writes for magazines including Icon Design, Zero.eu, Elledecor.it, Sali e Tabacchi Journal and Carnale. She has taught at the IED in Milan and Turin.
After graduating in Industrial Design at the Politecnico of Milan and collaborating with Fondazione Achille Castiglioni and the Matteo Ragni studio, since 2019, Marianna Fantoni is technical director of Fantoni Spa, where she coordinates the team that deals with the design of office solutions, ranging from furniture, to glass partitions to sound-absorbing coatings.
She was born in Cuneo and, after some experiences at international level she decided to join FerreroLegno holding several roles that have allowed her to deepen her knowledge of her industrial reality. Very tied to her home territory, the Langhe area, since 2016 she has been General Manager, thus continuing the company's family tradition. Under her leadership, FerreroLegno has adopted virtuous production processes and looks to the future from a green and sustainable perspective.
She has been working in the design and innovation of materials for over 25 years, with projects for different brands in the automotive, sports, packaging, consumer goods, interiors and retail sectors, and addressing various aspects of material innovation, from aesthetics, to performance and circular economy. She is co-author of the book Neomateriali nell’Economia Cirolare, Edizioni Ambiente, 2017.