People Studio Zanellato/Bortotto


Zanellato/Bortotto is the design studio set up in Treviso by Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto. Both graduates of the Lausanne ECAL, they started working together in 2013 with the Acqua Alta project, a collection dedicated to the city of Venice presented at the Salone Satellite in Milano. Since then they have collaborated on several projects with Italian and international brands such as Cappellini, Nilufar, Moroso, Cedit, Rubelli and Tod’s.



It’s a lively time of year for the city, perhaps the best. In recent years Milan has reaffirmed its role as the capital of design. 

— Studio Zanellato/Bortotto
The interview

The version of Studio Zanellato/Bortotto about Fuorisalone


What does the Fuorisalone mean for you?

The Fuorisalone is a special time of the year; it’s an opportunity to spend an intense week in Milan, stimulated by new ideas and projects, interesting encounters and meeting up with designer friends who we don’t manage to meet during the rest of the year.


And what does it mean for Milan?

It’s a lively time of year for the city – perhaps the best. In recent years, with the Salone, Milan has reaffirmed its undisputed role as the capital of design. 


The most basic thing you’ve discovered or learned at the Salone

To organize a good appointments diary, wear comfortable shoes and focus one’s time on seeing the most interesting things on view in the city. 


Your favourite place during Design Week

Every year there are different areas of interest, new design districts appear and we discover parts of the city we didn’t know before. Perhaps the most interesting and most beautiful area to discover is still Brera.

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