Studio Irvine is a design studio based in Milan and run by the architect Marialaura Rossiello Irvine.
Studio Irvine remains faithful to the design approach and method developed by James Irvine, in a combination of irony and precision. The cross-disciplinary philosophy pursued by the studio denotes a constant inclination and curiosity towards all types and scales of projects: from the design of a bus to that of a pen, from the art direction of a company to that of launching a new design brand.
In its 30-year history, the studio has woven a dense network of interactive relations among “fabbriche del design”, makers, artisans, graphic designers, curators, journalists, photographers and designers. Driven by a diversity of expertise, skills and visions in a common creative process focused on each new specific project.
The studio is a place whose rich collection of objects, prototypes, pictures, souvenirs, collections, drawings and history provides a continuing source of inspiration.
Born on the slopes of Vesuvius, Marialaura Rossiello graduated in Architecture in Naples under Riccardo Dalisi. From the poetry of design and a deep respect for tradition and history, in 2000 she was catapulted into the capital of Italian design for a master in Strategic Design at the Politecnico. Concreteness became a challenge, marketing, communication and strategy the keynote. For a number of years she collaborated with Italian design brands, and grew accustomed to consider the product within a comprehensive corporate process. Then, after meeting James Irvine, she moved on tiptoe into a different, British atmosphere. In 2011 she became a partner of his firm, where industrial products were the throbbing heart of design.
Alias, Amorim, Arper, Artemide, Discipline, Foof, Magis, Marsotto Edizioni, Matteo Brioni, Muji, Offecct, Olivari, Phaidon, Thonet, Zumtobel…