Fabio Rotella and Flavia Aprilini
Fabio Rotella was born in Catanzaro in 1963 from a family of Italian creative talents and, thanks to this, he grew up in an environment full of cultural stimuli that allowed him to undertake a path on the creative expressions of applied arts.
After his graduation in Rome, he moved to Milan where he obtained his Master Degree in Industrial and Management Design from the Domus Academy in 1988/89.
In 1996 he established Studio Rotella Milan, a creative factory that works on architecture, interior design, industrial design and creative direction consulting for brands. The Studio’s works are carried out all over the world; villas, apartments, hotels, commercial spaces, concept shops and include also master plans and redevelopments of urban areas and ecological parks.
In 2011 Architect Fabio Rotella received the appointment for the realization of the first permanent Italian Museum abroad, inside the National Museum of China in Beijing, from the Italian Ministry of Culture.
In 2014 he inaugurated “Italian Living Experience” inside Beijing’s 751 District, a space dedicated to the creativity of the Italian excellences.
Fabio Rotella’s elegant projects distinguish themselves thanks to the artistic and profoundly poetic imprint that brings them together, designed with the utmost respect for the environment and society in which we live in and that are constantly changing, offering new ideas for living spaces and conceiving today’s architecture.
Flavia Aprilini was born and grew up in Rome were she studied Industrial Design. After her degree, she moved to Milan to attend a Master in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product – at the European Institute of Design (IED). She created products and collections for Italian and international companies since 2012. She worked for six years as a Product Designer at Studio Rotella and she signed, together with the Architect Fabio Rotella, the collection of decorative surfaces Tilla in Wonderland.
Her projects are a mix which reflects her approach toward multiform design. She is fascinated by different cultures, she loves combining material and exploring new production techniques in order to create innovative objects which inspire new possibilities of use.