Designer and Art Director, Umberto Asnago has dedicated his working life to the world of design and planning. His career began in 1968 with GIORGETTI, after graduating from the Art Institute of Cantù. His professional experience, developed in the field, led him to become first a designer and then chief director of the company's Research Centre. A long and intense relationship, still going on today, under the banner of innovation and the celebration of the cabinet-making tradition of his native territory.
Since 2006 he has dedicated himself completely to the activity of designer and creative consultant, starting a series of important partnerships with the most prestigious brands of "Made in Italy" design: he has been art director and historical signature of PENTA LIGHT, he is actually responsible for the art direction and designer for 4MARIANI and product designer for ARFLEX, FRIGERIO SALOTTI, IVANO REDAELLI, BODEMA and PORADA. He is also the creator of exhibition and retail design projects for companies in the furniture and fashion sectors.
From the culture of craftsmanship and authentic know-how come out products that are the expression of an innate passion for materials and their processing. A strong material inspiration, distinguished by an ever lively curiosity to experiment through the use of wood essences and glass: the favourite bases to give life to design solutions inspired by the observation of everyday life and by the reworking of elements that always take on new meanings.
The result of this great experience and a rich and refined creative background are some iconic pieces including: the MoM lamp collection, inspired by Venetian tradition, and Mamì, poised between art and design, both by Penta Light; the Mobius armchair series by Giorgetti, with its multifaceted character and, speaking of the office world, the Garbo armchair collection and the Avatar line by 4Mariani.
"Design" intended as "Project": in his creative process, Umberto Asnago honours the most complete and noble sense of the term, which cannot ignore aesthetics, technique, functionality, production requirements and use.