Gianmaria Della Ratta, born in 1993 in Sant’Agata dei Goti (BN), is an Italian designer.
His studio was founded in 2019 after obtaining his MA in Contextual Design at the Design Academy of Eindhoven (Holland), with the project “Pasta Shootah”. Currently he is still in the Netherlands, where he, daily, dedicates himself to the realization of personal projects and collaboration with various companies, where he is often called to develop innovative projects in close consultation with the various research and development departments.
Abundance of expression and conceptual complexity coexist at the same time in his objects, amalgamated by the constant search for new production processes that often result in modern and innovative technologies used to overcome the current limitations of creation. Often starting from the origins of an object, he deconstructs it, to deepen its meaning, challenging the perception of material and immaterial and questioning the very sense of functionality. Through careful, cunning and uncommon digital manipulation, he manages to achieve completely unexpected and absolutely new results that not only distinguish his style but also give objects an attractive and never seen before aesthetic.
The unusual use of latest generation software are often part of his creation process that he pushes to the limit through choices mainly related to his intuition, which lead him to solutions not necessarily related to functional, aesthetic or market needs, but that result in a constant experimental and surprising approach.
To date, his work has been shown at Rossana Orlandi’s Master Gallery, at the exhibition La Manufacture: a labour of love curated by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano for Lille Capital of Design 2020, Dutch Design Week 2018, 2019 and 2020, and in other exhibitions where it has received approval from the general public as well as the press, including several online sector magazines and the printed edition of Damn Magazine and in the book A LABOUR OF LOVE. He was also a finalist and won several design and abroad.
Studio GROOVIDO, Rotterdam/Eindhoven
Studio Gianmaria Della Ratta, Eindhoven
From Sept. 2019_ongoing
– Product Designer, Creative design consultancy, Design thinking Rodruza_R&D department , The Zandberg, Nijmegen
– Guest Tutor
Design Academy Eindhoven
Arduino Workshop, Prototyping the Electronic Body
Contextual Design / Social Design Masters
– Master’s Degree_ Contextual Design
Design Academy Eindhoven
– Product Designer
– Bachelor’s Degree cum Laude_ Industrial and Product Design
Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli
– Intern_Product Designer
– Grado Ingenieria en Diseno Industrial y Desarollo Del Producto
6 months Erasmus experience_Universidad de Malaga