BIO

Emmanuel Gallina : the elegance of simplicity

To describe his work as a designer, Emmanuel likes to quote Constantin Brancusi
“Simplicity is complexity resolved”.

Elegance, clarity and simplicity are key to Emmanuel Gallina’s work. His creative ethic at sincerity and coherence is embodied in every one of his projects. To him, attention to detail is a constant priority in the contours, shapes and functionality of his work.

Graduated from E.N.A.D (Limoges) and I.A.V (Orléans), he deepened his knowledge at Milan’s Politecnico obtaining a diploma of Master in design & management. He then collaborated for 7 years with Antonio Citterio in Milan on projects for the most celebrated names of international design. Presently Emmanuel works for his own agency, between Italy, France and now China.
His projects with resolutely contemporary international brands like Poliform, Rotaliana, Fast, Eno, Clen, Manade, Nodus, Omikron design, Toulemonde Bochart or Covo all share a sense of harmony and simplicity.
From 2010, he is consultant for companies on marketing strategy and design identity as art director (Carl Zeiss Vision, Clen, …) .

Emmanuel teaches at Milan’s Politecnico, tutors at Domus Academy and Istituto Marangoni of Milan, as well as Lima in Bordeaux. He is often solicited for lectures and conferences in France, Italy, China or Brasil.

Awards and competitions:

2011 Wallpaper design award _ London

2010 Imm Interior award _ Koln

2009 Best of Year Award _ New York

2008 ID smartest products Award _ New York

2008 Selected for Young and design competition _ Milan

2007 Selected for Young and design competition _ Milan

2002 Unesco – Design 21 award _ New York

2002 First Prize Utopia 1.0 _ Biennale St Etienne