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Marco Campardo is a London-based designer focusing on production, research and teaching. He has a particular interest in making and material experimentation as a form of critical practice, using it to explore wider narratives about culture, materiality, identity and authenticity.
MMMarco’s work starts with hands-on experimentation and research to question the nature of contemporary models of production. With a keen interest in materiality, his research seeks to subvert or adapt industrial manufacturing processes to propose an alternative to standardised, mass production. The final result of this process is aesthetically and conceptually refined objects, whose final form is determined by the very process of making. Playing with high-end and lo-fi methods and materials, Marco’s projects can be seen as a commentary on the value of making and craftsmanship. Prior to starting his own practice in 2019, Marco’s approach to design was shaped through a decade-long work with M–L–XL and Tankboys, two multidisciplinary studios he co-founded in Venice, Italy.
Marco works with private and public clients, including Axel Arigato, COS, Selfridges, Wandler and Vero International, designing objects, exhibition design and site-specific installations. Among public commissions are Macro Museum in Rome, Centro Pecci in Prato, Tate Modern and various national pavilions at Venice Art and Architecture Biennale. His objects are also part of a number of private collections in Europe, including the Maurer Design Collection, and his work has been exhibited at the London Design Festival, Milan Design Week, London Design Biennale and Milan Triennial.
Keen on using exhibitions as a form of research, Marco co-curated exhibitions such as Masters of Disguise for Seeds London, 2019 and The Breakfast Pavilion during the Venice Art Biennale, 2018.
HHis projects have been documented across different design publications, including Wallpaper Magazine, Architectural Digest, Domus magazine, New York Times, Sight Unseen, Design Milk, Dezeen, Living Corriere, Surface Magazine and the Financial Times. His project Elle received the Wallpaper* Design Award 2020 for Best Paint Job. He received the Ralph Saltzman Prize 2023 by the Design Museum
Marco Campardo Studio
90 Haymerle Road (Studio 14G)
SE156SB Peckham – London
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