Wednesday 13 February 2013
Architect | Designer. Marco Acerbis Studio. Bergamo, Italy.
Born in 1973 Marco Acerbis graduates in architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 1998.
From 1997 to 2004 he lives in London where he works with Foster+Partners Studio. Over these years he collaborates on the construction of an eight storey Medical Research Building at Imperial College Campus in London. He then becomes Project Architect for Capital City Academy, a 250 meter long High School building for 1400 students which was opened by Tony Blair.
He sets up his own practice in Italy in 2004.
Fascinated by designing at very different scales he quickly moves on to explore with a constant cross over of skills, ideas, tools and technologies all sorts of subjects trying to achieve a globally designed space.
The Vertigo floor lamp was immediately acknowledged as a best seller and an icon of our time and is now included in Vitra Design Museum permanent collection. Prius door handle wins a Special Mention at XXI Compasso d’Oro ADI. Kloe Armchair wins the Red Dot Design Award in 2009.
His interest for contemporary issues takes him to be involved in sustainable architecture with the design of Xeliox Energy Lab and POLINS, certified Casa Clima Class A+, the best building standard. POLINS is selected as finalist for Renzo Piano Foundation award for young talent and wins the prize Sostenibilità Ambientale e Sociale per il comune by Saint-Gobain Italy and Ancitel Energia e Ambiente.