- PROFILERiccardo Ceci, born in Andria in the province of Bari, studied Industrial Design at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan.During his training at the institute participates in competitions such as Nespresso Design Contest, Tecnargilla 2008, Samsung Young Design contest, international competition of ideas, design and build for allin collaboration with Autogrill.In the third year following a seminar on “Transdesign” solid forms of a fluid modernity;
Develops his thesis project in collaboration with Kenwood Italy which gives him the opportunity to present his model at the Press Day-Kenwood.Successively the thesis project is published in magazines and newspapers such as “Venerdì” of the Repubblica, “Nova” of the Sole24Ore and on websites such as Home and Design.During the Milano Design Week has the chance to show a project for a Competition realized with MaterialConnexion and the Camera di Commercio of Milano for Industreal , a young and well-established company.During the stage at AQUILIALBERG, got the possibility to work on the project “La Città Fragile” commissioned by La Triennale di Milano where he worked on from the concept to the realization.Later he worked with the studio on projects for Design Partners for the Salone del Mobile 2010, on a table for Serralunga and finally for the graphics of Woodland photography.
In the second half of 2010 he has worked at PALOMBA SERAFINI design studio in Milano.Zucchetti interiors and products for Foscarini, Plank, Poltrona Frau,Zanotta and Exteta were the main accomplishments.Later he worked in New York with KARIM RASHID where he had the chance to follow companies as Domodinamica,BLine, BoConcept and Softline for projects that has been produced and presented at Salone del Mobile 2011.During those months, I worked a lot with poliuretane, foams, rubbers and many other kind of plastics.Moreover I had the chance to efforce my knowledge with 3d printed objects and their modeling/productions.After being in NY he moved to Amsterdam and he worked at ATELIER SATYENDRA PAKHALE'.3D modeling and physical modeling were the main accomplishments.Now Riccardo Cei work as freelancer.MOODWhen I design I love to start with a careful analysis of natural forms, from a study concerning colors and emotions arising from these elements.Every single project I designed has its origin in nature.The beauty of its colors and the infinite variety of its forms.Every day, fascinates me and surprises me more and more.The music is a fundamental element. Its assist me during the design process and help me to explore places and things still undefined and inesplorate.Progressive, Dubstep, Jungle,Breakbeat, Drum 'n' Bass, Hardstyle, Industrial ... every song, every sound, every beat stimulates my imagination in a different way and allows me to see beyond and to travel with my fantasy.This is how ideas grows, develop and slowly take shape through a journey of fantasy and imagination.
The thin line between fantasy and reality is my creative horizon.
Every single object that I designed has a story, something to talk ... a soul.Design is nothing more than a continuous evolution of ideas generated by a careful analysis and research about everything that surrounds us and attracts us.
The creative horizon delineates the boundary between the imaginary world from the real world.So the product could then be placed in the center of a circle and it represent the absolute perfection.