LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Niccolò Spirito (Milan, 1980) lives and works in Milan. He grew up in Liguria, where he learned the techniques of fiberglass thanks to his experience in the shipyards of Genova, and early on began to fabricate surfboards.
In 2010 he presented his first solo show with nsdesign: “Poligonale 30-32”, a collection of unique piecesmade with wrenches and PVC tubes, in collaboration with USAG and SIRCI. The following year he presentedhis second collection made entirely with PVC tubes. In 2015, he exhibited an XXL example of one of thesepieces at the historical venue of the Società Arti e Mestieri in the Milanese neighborhood of the 5Vie. The project was mentioned in Wallpaper as one of the “100 shows not to miss” during the Fuorisalone that year.
At the art fair MIART in 2018, in collaboration with Galleria Rossella Colombari, Spirito presented OVETTO N.3: a transformation of a cable car from the 1950’s into a contemporary installation dedicated to the infamous Italian architect Carlo Mollino.
During Milan Design Week 2019, on the occasion of Design Pride in collaboration with Seletti and Paridevitale agency, he showcased an original bus from the 1970’s (mod. FIAT 418 - Reg. N.420) transformed into a Club Seventies on wheels. Inspired from the name of the infamous Studio54 club in New York, Spirito re-elaborated the Culture from the 1970’s and Radical Design, dismantling the original interiors piece by piece and manipulating the interior with a personal twist.
His Lighting Collection "Bojo" is available on Toiletpaper shop.
The designer’s work is positioned between the borders of art, design, and superior craftsmanship and standsout for its excellence in manual skills and projectuality, along with conceptual originality. His work is present in private and public collections.
WHO I AM
I am Niccolò, Designer, Artist and Boat Lover.
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