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    Chroma. A matter of color

    April 2019

    DGO presents Chroma, an installation on contemporary beauty as a representation of the self expressed through matter and color.

    Showroom Azzurra, via Sacchi 9, Milano. 09-14 April 2019.

    DGO @ Maison&Objet

    September 2018

    Diego Grandi tells his design approach to ceramic surfaces during the event M&O Talks.

    More info here

    A wondering place
    House in Motion

    April 2018

    DGO partecipates in the event House in Motion, organized by Interni, with an installation celebrating the 80th anniversary of Grazia magazine.

    Università degli Studi di Milano, via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan. 17-28 April 2018.

    More info here

    Silipol Studies n°3

    April 2018

    Diego Grandi designs Twins, a modular bookstand/tray, for the third investigation on the use of Silipol material.

    Via Maroncelli 14, Milan. 17-22 April 2018.

    D1 Milano

    April 2018

    DGO customizes the dial of the Polycarbon watch by D1 Milano with a chromatic and graphic intervention.

    Palazzo Bovara, c.so Venezia 51, Milan. 16-29 April 2018.

    Send me the future
    Send me the Future

    April 2018

    DGO takes part in the group exhibition Send me the Future, a collection of utopian / dystopian visions on the future organized by Subalterno1 gallery.

    Subalterno1, via Conte Rosso 22, Milan. 17-22 April 2018.

    Reddot 21 design award
    Closer faucet collection wins the Red Dot Award

    April 2018

    The new line of mixers completing Closer collection wins the XXI Red Dot Award.

    More info here

    Gem for Pasticceria Martesana

    April 2018

    The studio takes part in the initiative promoted by DGusto, designing for Pasticceria Martesana a biconical sweet, a combination of different colors and materials.

    17-22 April 2018, in all the three stores of Pasticceria Martesana.

    Monday’s @ La Triennale

    April/June 2018

    On the occasion of the XI edition of Triennale Design Museum, Monday’s will be displayed and auctioned for charity in order to raise money for the project “Tutti Pazzi per l’Arte”.

    Triennale, Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, Milan.

    More info here

    Closer @ Onlife

    April 2018

    Shower heads and mixers of Closer collection will be present in the exhibition Onlife by Elle Decor Italy.

    Bovara Palace, c.so Venezia 51, Milan. 16 to 29 April 2018.

    More info here

    Closer faucet collection wins the Good Design Award

    December 2017

    The new line of mixers completing Closer collection wins the Good Design Award, category Bath and Accessories 2017.

    More info here

    Tappeti Satellitari

    April 2017

    Tappeti Satellitari have been selected for the exhibition SaloneSatellite.20 years of creativity. 

    Fabbrica del Vapore Via Procaccini 4, Milano.

    More info here

    XXIV Compasso d’Oro

    June 2016

    The showerhead Closer and the surface design project Type 32 received an Honorable Mention during the XXIV edition of the Compasso d’Oro award.

    Time and Balance

    April 2016

    A new project for a surface with different depths will be hosted in the exhibition Bath Time Good Time for VitrA.

    Foro Bonaparte 60, Milan. 12 to 17 April 2016

    More info here


    April 2016

    DGO designs with KriskaDECOR the portal of Archiproducts Milan, a metal curtain with a three-dimensional effect.

    Via Tortona 31, Milan. 12 to 17 April 2016

    More info here

    Closer @ Soft Home

    April 2016

    The shower head Closer will be present in the exhibition Soft Home by Elle Decor Italy.

    Palace Bovara, c.so Venezia 51, Milan. 11 to 24 April 2016

    More info here

    Closer selected by ADI

    October 2015

    ADI unveils the new Design Index; Closer, the unusual showerhead designed for Zucchetti, has been included in the 2015 edition.

    Closer wins the ECC Award

    September 2015

    Closer wins the European Consumers Choice Award 2015. The Award selects and recognizes products that stand out for originality and innovation in the field of design, industry and tourism.

    Day Off

    September / October 2015

    As part of the special projects of Cersaie, Day Off recreates a retreat where spending your weekends, an installation suggesting a direct contact with nature. Bologna Exhibition Centre, from 28th September to 2nd October 2015.

    SPD + Fritz Hansen

    March / July 2015

    In collaboration with Scuola Politecnica di Design and Fritz Hansen, DGO guides the students of the Master in Interior Design in the development of a concept for the new store of the famous Danish brand.

    Piacere Modena

    April / October 2015

    On the occasion of Expo, Lea Ceramiche hosts a delicatessen temporary shop, an ephemeral space where tasting groceries from Modena territory. Lea Ceramiche Showroom, via Durini 3, Milan, from April to May 2015.


    April 2015

    The project Tappeti Satellitari, carpets showing irregularities of the surface of the Earth, is visible at the exhibition Geografie. Poldi Pezzoli Museum, via Manzoni 12, Milan, from April 1 to May 4, 2015.

    On a empty stomach

    April 2015

    Mollicola/015 takes part to the exhibition On a empty stomach, a collective show on the theme of fasting. Il Lazzaretto, via Lazzaretto 15, Milan, from 14 to 19 April 2015.


    April 2015

    DGO creates the wash basin Vertigo for Collezione 10: a research on marble, balancing artisanal tradition and contemporary design. Collezione 10, Largo Treves 5, Milan, from 14 to 19 April 2015.

    EMOZIONE Window display

    February 2015

    Miniature buildings, like in a theater set, create a temporary window display for the launch of the new fragrance by Salvatore Ferragamo. La Rinascente, Piazza della Repubblica 3/5, Florence. From 3th to 16th February 2015.

    Closer and Type 32 win the Good Design Award

    December 2014

    The shower system Closer and the surface project Type 32 for Lea Ceramiche won the Good Design Award in the categories Bath and Accessories and Floor and Wall Coverings. More informations at: chi-athenaeum.org

    Closer On Off

    October 2014

    On Off is the first of three animated videos, developped with Giacomo Nanni, illustrating the new shower system designed for Zucchetti. More information on the project Closer on the website closer.zucchettikos.it

    Type 32 selected by ADI

    October 2014

    ADI unveils the new Design Index; Type 32, the decorative ceramic alphabet designed for Lea Ceramiche, has been included in the 2014 edition.

    Fantastic Wood

    September 2014

    On the occasion of the relaunch of Fritz Hansen’s Grand Prix chair, DGO curates the exhibition Fantastic Wood in collaboration with the tattoo artist Pietro Sedda. The chairs will be auctioned for the association Dynamo Camp. Corso Garibaldi 77, from 11 September to 13 November.


    April 2014

    Closer, new shower system with endless configurations, is presented at Zucchetti.Kos stand on the occasion of I Saloni 2014. Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Hall 24 – Stand F14/F18, Milan Fairgrounds, Rho from 8 to 13 April, 2014.


    April 2014

    The Type 32 project is shown in its full range of possibilities in the event Urban and Domestic Landscapes. Lea Ceramiche showroom, via Durini 3, Milan from 8 to 13 April, 2014.

    XXIII Compasso d’Oro Exhibition

    April 2014

    DGO studio will compete for the XXIII edition of Compasso d’Oro Award with Lea Ceramiche showroom. The project will be visible during the exhibition of Adi Design Index selection of the last three years. Spazio ex Ansaldo, Via Bergognone 34, Milan from April 2, 2014.

    Biennale Disegno di Rimini

    Aprile 2014[en]

    Drawings of projects Type 32 and Le Module take part to the first edition of Biennale Disegno di Rimini. Museo della Città, Via Tonini 1, Rimini from April 12 to June 8, 2014.


    April 2013

    As a part of the Urban Stories event, Watercolors investigates the nature of water, to relate this natural element to light, color and everyday gestures. Since 9 to 14 April 2013, Quartiere Porta Nuova Varesine, Viale della Liberazione, via Galilei, Milano.

    Call To Action

    April 2013

    The installation Call to Action occupies spaces normally used for learning. Classrooms and hallways become the setting of SPD students projects. Since 9 to 14 April 2013 Scuola Politecnica di Design, via Ventura 5, Milano.

    Slim Hammam

    Aprile 2013April 2013

    Installation at Lea ceramiche showroom for the Design Week. The hammam tradition is reinterpreted through architectural elements and ottoman iconography. Lea Ceramiche, since 9 to 14 April 2013, via Durini 3, Milano.


    December 2012

    “Lo squalo” enters in Tobeus team: 100 designers for 100 new toy cars. Since 5 December to 13 January, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia, via Olona 6, Milano.


    Iride selected by ADI

    October 2012

    ADI unveils the new Design Index; Iride has been included in the 2012 edition. This wallpaper collection was designed for Jannelli&Volpi on the occasion of J&V 5×10 Wallpaper Celebration event.

    Cersaie Awards 2012

    September 2012

    De-Tiles, an installation for Lea Ceramiche, won the Cersaie awards 2012 for best exhibition project

    Rooms per Mogg

    Semptember 2012

    The project Rooms, storage element for Mogg presented during ISaloni 2012, is now available in two different versions: the cabinet and the sideboard.

    Studies in Gouache

    September 2012

    The new Studies collection now employs Slimtech. Through a mechanical process of sanding, the patterns of this project are carved on a thin layer of ceramic, renewing the bidimensional nature of the project.

    Bologna Water Design 2012

    September 2012

    On the occasion of BWD, the Break in Blue installation was held at Palazzo dei Bastardini. Fading colours and lights create suspended surfaces where people can rest.

    Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012

    April 2012

    Diego Grandi takes part in 51st Salone Internazionale del Mobile edition with five projects exhibited in five important design places.

    Wallpaper Celebration, the book

    December 2011

    Wallpaper Celebration, published by Corraini as a catalogue of the exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jannelli&Volpi, includes some samples and a brief story of the Iride wallpaper collection, presented on the occasion of the “5×10=Wallpaper Celebration” fuorisalone.

    Showroom Lea selected by ADI

    November 2011

    ADI unveils the new Design Index; among the projects selected for the 2011 edition is Lea Ceramiche showroom in Milan, which opened last February.

    Charity Project for JG

    November 2011

    Twenty customized t-shirts will be donated for the fund-raising event that will take place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jane Goodall’s activity.

    Mauk for Elle Decor

    November 2011

    Mauk displayed at LaRinascente for the project UpsideDown: three-dimensional patterns take part in the shop window settings by studio Ossino.

    I Saloni WorldWide Mosca

    October 2011

    “Design with care – on nature, people, time and emotions” is the title of a master class held by Diego Grandi for I Saloni WorldWide in Moscow organized by Cosmit and FederlegnoArredo.

    Pizza Magazine

    October 2011

    Veal liver military style. The last issue of Pizza magazine hosts a recipe of Artusi, described through a serie of images that are the starting point of a conversation over projects and design. Photographs by Delfino Sisto Legnani

    Creative Junctions, Beijing

    September 2011

    Mauk and City selected for Creative Junctions, Beijing first Design Triennal, curated by Gilda Bojardi and Yang Dongjian. The projects (??)

    Cersaie 2011

    September 2011

    At Cersaie fair Lea Ceramiche presents the new stand. An open space, definded by straight geometries and graphic elements, hosts new collections of the brand shown through compositions of superimposed levels.

    Ettore Sottsass: sorprese per cui devo cominciare a pensare…

    June 2011

    Abitare magazine releases an unpublished dialog between Ettore Sottsass and Diego Grandi. The interview, taken over 10 years ago, focuses on the relationship between design and literature, suggesting a new parallelism between these disciplines.

    BuonWeekend for Rosenthal and Sambonet

    April 2011

    Designed for the event of Mutant Interior Architecture&Design, the installation Buon Weekend suggest an informal way to spend your free time. A contemporary picnic where dishes and trays form a landscape where you can enjoy life in open air. Open from 11 to 23 April, via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan.


    April 2011

    A collection of wallpapers for the 50th anniversary of Jannelli&Volpi. Lines and colors of the pattern create a three-dimensional surface: a changing project with a strong visual depth. Open from 12 to 17 April, via Melzo 7, Milano.

    Ceramics of Italy: Metamorfosi

    April 2011

    Padam, installation designed for Mapei, is hosted at La Triennale di Milano. The paisley pattern is transformed into the print of a hiking shoe, thus becoming the background of the installation. Footprints spread around to link the different projects of the event. From 12 to 17 April, viale Alemagna 6, Milano.

    Mutant Vitrines

    April 2011

    Shop window at LaRinascente Mutant Interior Architecture&Design. A modern déjeuner sur l’herbe represented through rituals and objects proper of the picnic.

    Emergency project for Japan

    April 2011

    Project of a Charity box to raise money for Japan. From 15 to 17 April at Spazio Corso Como 9, Milano. More info at www.lisoladellasperanza.blogspot.com

    Le ricette dei designer

    November 2010

    DGO presents the project Spice cube: a Home-made recipe for healthy stock cube, made of herbs and spices that you choose.

    Rebus: 1, 4, 2, 6

    October 2010

    Installation at Lea ceramiche showroom for the design weekend. A group of objects are placed in a domestic space to convey the title of the event. The concept of “the art of living” is expressed through the scenario and by the solution of the rebus.


    September 2010

    On the occasion of Cersaie a new ceramic collection has been presented, Gouache.10. The project focuses on colours and surface treatment: it proposes a palette of warm and cool colours with a new smooth finish. It comes with Libeccio, a new decoration based on a triangle module.

    Treviso Design Week

    July 2010

    Treviso, workshop “Design with care” held by IUAV, Venice faculty of Architecture. Students and designers team up for a one week course.

    +20 Egypt Design

    June 2010

    Cairo, Diego Grandi and Emilio Mussini, CEO Lea Ceramiche gave a lecture on a successful case of history of a relationship designer-industry.

    A.A. V.V. Autori vari per l’abitare

    April 2010

    At Lea Ceramiche showroom a new concept of literary cafe, as a urban living room in a classic milanese courtyard. Lea Ceramiche, via Durini 3, Milano from 14 to 19 April 2010.

    True story

    April 2010

    Light orchestra, Sunday at the race, Remastered in colours, Waiting for a guest. Installation in four acts with SPD students for the exhibition True Stories, Scuola Politecnica, via Ventura 15, Milano, from 14 to 19 April 2010.

    La mano del designer

    April 2010

    “La mano del designer”, an exhibition by FAI – Italian fund for the environment, will show three sketches by Diego Grandi on Mauk, Monday’s and Leaves projects. Villa Necchi Campiglio, Via Mozart 14, Milano from 10 April to May 9 2010.

    Shuffletown at Triennale Design Museum

    March 2010

    In the context of the new Triennale Design Museum selection by S. Annichiarico and A. Mendini, the project Shuffletown is a contemporary version of the Babel tower. Triennale di Milano viale Alemagna 6, Milano from March 27 2010.

    Oppiacei at Triennale Design Museum exhibition

    March 2010

    The ceramic pouf Senecio Cineraria from Oppiacei collection will be in show at Triennale Design Museum, in the context of Srd exhibition by Alessandro Mendini. Triennale di Milano viale Alemagna 6, Milano from 27 March 2010.

    Oppiacei at Villa Necchi

    March 2010

    The exhibition “Ospiti Inaspettati” by Beppe Finessi will have in show, among a selection of contemporary design products, the ceramic pouf Senecio Cineraria from Oppiacei collection. Villa Necchi Campiglio, via Mozart 14, Milano from March 1 to MAy 2 2010.

    Mauk selected for EDIDA awards

    November 2009

    The Mauk collection presented at cersaie 2009, has been nominated by Elle Decor Italia in the category “wall covering”, for the preselection phase of the 8th edition of EDIDA.

    On the Rocks

    February 2010

    On the occasion of the opening, Lea Ceramiche first showroom in Milan will house On The Rocks, the first installation of a cycle dedicated to ceramics as an inspirational theme for designers.

    Lea Ceramiche showroom opens in Milan

    November 2009

    Lea Ceramiche first showroom opens in Milan. An interchangeable space that will house every three months a different installation dedicated to new interpretation of ceramic surfaces.

    Play your dreamcity

    October 2009

    Showroom Skitsch window display. Block carpet as the base for an imaginative game: play with the city of your dreams, a perfect segment of a urban reality in the intimacy of your house.

    Block for Skitsch

    September 2009

    Skitsch launches Block carpet: the texture of an ideal city becomes a pattern to introduce a portion of outdoor reality in the contemporary indoor domestic scenario.