SILVIO DE PONTE STUDIO ARCHITECTS
Silvio De Ponte, architect and lighting designer, is the founder of De Ponte Studio Architects. He graduated in Architecture in Florence, where he teaches as a Researcher at the Department of Architectural Technology. After graduating in Architecture, he worked for several years in theatre as a set designer, collaborating with several international companies and numerous directors, including Giorgio Strehler and Bob Wilson. During this 6-year experience, he acquired the knowledge and skilful use of light, which he transfers to his current work as an architect and designer in his architectural and interior projects. In 1987, he attended the Domus Academy in Milan, where he took a Master's degree in Urban Scenography with Andrea Branzi. From 1990 to 1994, he worked with Pierluigi Cerri at Gregotti Associati in Milan, where he was responsible for the interior design area. Of fundamental importance in his work is research and in-depth design and methodology on materials, on the relationship between Light and Matter, and on the language of Light and Colour, with the aim of defining new scenarios of living space, from interior design to industrial products.