Studio, 2021

Cesare Griffa

Trained as an architect, Cesare Griffa is a research designer that loves to work with natural and ritual materials.

His work focuses on the use of organic matter, such as algae, leather, dung, wood, charcoal, oil, wax, and more to create objects, installations, and spaces that question the relationship between humans and their planet.

He gained his experience working for big architectural firms such as Zaha Hadid Architect, Arata Isozaki, ARUP, and ArchA, and has taught at the Politecnico di Torino, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Istituto Europeo del Design (IED), and Domus Academy.

It’s a design exploration of haunted territories with sparks of possible futures.

Almost all photos by Federico Rizzo