Studio, 2021

Cesare Griffa

Trained as an architect, Cesare Griffa is a research designer that uses natural materials to create works that sometimes explore possible futures for humans on Earth.

His work focuses on the use of organic matter, such as algae, leather, wood, charcoal, oil, wax, and more to create objects, installations, and spaces that melt functionality together with more evanescent features.

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 territories haunted by magic spirits, and sparks of possible futures.

Almost all photos by Federico Rizzo