The Superstudio Academy, a cycle of lessons that enriches the Master MADEM-Arts and Design Management of the LUM School of Management, was an opportunity to hear Luca Gnizio speak, designer, artist, experimenter (it is difficult to find a label for him), who he made his debut at Superstudio 13 in 2012 with a terracotta chair, from whose cracks a sprout grew, shy.
From there he went on and grew up with his original and avant-garde idea of eco-social design: he reused everything, carbon fibre, marble, old tyres, jeans, industrial waste which gives rise to a sustainable design which don't forget to arouse beauty. And which has earned him many awards: Dannunziesco, a tribute to the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio permanently exhibited at the Vittoriale degli Italiani, is a sculpture that portrays him in profile, obtained with scraps following the cleaning of the walls; Foroceanjeans, a chair made of old pairs of jeans, created for the Levis recycling campaign in collaboration with the company; Success stories that brought the theme of reuse to Expo Dubai 2020. Among the ones we like the most is ForDesert, a nylon weave resting on a chair, fixed on a painting, or hung and which, moved by the wind, recalls the movement of desert sand and warns of the risks of desertification. They are many, beautiful and above all they make you think.
There is no more space here to write and, in any case, words would fail. Let's make him speak.