Matteo Giarrè graduated in Industrial Design from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence. A freelance designer, he works as a tableware designer with various companies in the field of hospitality and home decor. Since 2013, he has been teaching Industrial Design at “Laba, Libera Accademia di Belle Arti” in Florence. He has been teaching as a food designer for the Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts. Observation of people’s habits, behaviour and gestures is his method for finding new product solutions.
Functionality and sensory qualities are the keywords that mark his design research.
“My name is Matteo Giarrè and I deal with design applied to tableware, both for the world of hospitality - hence catering, restaurants and hotels - and for the home. We are presenting two collections in collaboration with FiammettaV at the Salone del Mobile 2022: the first one is called 'Sushi Surf' and is a line of trays inspired by the shapes of surfboards and suitable for serving sushi, raw seafood and other dishes. The second is called 'Vaso Ibrido' (Hybrid Vase) and is a multifunctional object that can be used as a breadstick holder, a single flower vase, a diffuser holder, a candle holder, combining various functions at the same time. Aesthetically, it features a minimalist architectural design with rigorous and essential forms.”