Valerio Sommella is an Italian industrial designer, born in Cortona, Tuscany, and raised in Milan where he graduated with Honours at the Design Department of the Milan Polytechnic. He spent the first years of his career working for important design practice between Milan and Amsterdam before he founded Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009. His studio collaborates with Italian and international companies, designing products ranging from lighting to furniture, from consumer electronics to accessories, with a marked preference for large numbers but without disdaining the small series. It considers each project as an opportunity to tell its idea of design, which investigates the language of objects through formal, material and technological research without ever losing sight of clients and the public to which it is addressed. The resulting objects are therefore not chapters of the same book, but short stories, of various kinds, each with its own plot, characters and ending but united by the same writing.
Over the years he worked for company such as Alessi, Alcantara, Apple, Moooi, Kundalini, Calligaris, Honda, Falmec, Konica Minolta, Modo, Panasonic, Penta, Vistosi and others.