Umberto
Cifarelli

Cifarelli Umberto was born in Saronno Varese on May 9th, 1968.
After his elementary and middle studies, immediately showing artistical and technical skills in construction and graphic subjects. In 1982 he enrolled in the professional technical institute of Lissone, specialized in decor design in the furniture field. In 1985 he obtained the first certificate of technical furniture designer.
In the same year he enrolled in a course of two more years of specialization, obtaining in 1987 the high school diploma of industrial technician of furniture and furnishings, with excellent results especially with the technical artistic subjects. In September of the same year, the first collaboration with Melgrati mobili di Lissone begins, a collaboration that continues for many years with wide results, also in international areas.
In recent years as a freelancer he consolidates the collaboration with different stores including F.lli Libretti, improving technical knowledge in bathroom furnishings and renovations. In 2009 he founded the Design Division with architect Roberto Picello, which mainly deals with research and design.

Roberto
Picello

Multifaceted architect and designer, active in various disciplines from design to architecture. He has also carried out various projects internationally, has received special mentions in the Young & Design competition. After gaining the diploma of Industrial Technician of Furniture and Decor and Design, at I.P.S.I.A. institute in Lissone, he attended the Faculty of Architecture in Milan, graduating with honors, discussing an Industrial Design Thesis with Prof. Attilio Marcolli. During his graduate studies he worked fot the studies of some Milanese university teachers. More than 20 years ago he established the Archi Studio in Desio (MB), where with architect Giovanna Biasutti and some partners he is active in architectural and interior design and industrial design. He won the Call and completed as a Designer and Artistic Director, a project financed by the Lombardy Region: a senior centre in the Benedictine convent of the 16th century G. Scola in Brugora di Besana Brianza; he holds the first Point of Sale Management Master at the Polytechnic of Milan. Consultant Art Director and store management; more than 20,000 square meters of ShowRooms and sales spaces in general have been designed. In the interior design division, he prefers furnishing projects made of timeless “architecture”, integrating the furniture with the culture of architecture, materials, and technology. He boasts twenty years of experience for advanced and integrated home automation designs, and recently for Led lighting in partnership with leading companies in the sector. He designed and built twenty years ago in collaboration with Ing. Lo Faro one of the first fully domotized creations, a project then presented as Case History at the Politecnico di Milano. Parallel to ARCHISTUDIO for over 20 years he founded DESIGNDIVISION. Industrial Design Division, collaborating with qualified companies of furniture, accessories, lighting, tiles, innovative materials, providing consultancy and projects, taking advantage of the distinct experiences gained in the various disciplines.

He has collaborated with companies such as BATTISTELLA Spa, BIF Korea Co., Ltd. Korea, BODEMA srl, CAIMI BREVETTI Spa, GM CeramicheSrl, C’E Monaco Monte Carlo Group, Pozzoli Group Srl, TENDENZE & DESIGN SRL, RC Italia Srl. Since 2010 he has been associated In Design Division, with the designer Umberto Cifarelli, collaborating with the companies: ARLEX ITALIASRL, ARCHIPLAST srl, BODEMA srl, Key Sbabo Cucine srl, MERONI SERRATURE Spa, MOMA DESIGN Srl, OZZIODESIGN Srl, TreP Tre Più spa. In the architectural field, he promoted and coordinated Net4home, a network of companies for the home, a project that brings together selected partners and leading experts each in their own sector of competence, created to provide highly qualified “turnkey” creations, interacting with a single interlocutor.

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