Awarded as Next Generation Designer of The Year 2017 by Wallpaper* and Officine Panerai, Gustavo Martini was born in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. As he has lived the majority of his life there, Martini has a strong sense of connection with the city in which he believes combines two contrasting worlds: the metropolis with all the chaos and vertical grey landscape together with the surrounding rain forest and hidden waterfalls. His creations explores these contrasts and carries these mixed realities. By working with a strong identity, he has being known by his ability to produce either products or art installations worldwide. His greatest passion is to create, with complete freedom of expression. Martini explores concepts, forms and volumes to create a stripped experimental language that creates an unique style that can be easily recognized.
In 2016 Gustavo Martini transfered his studio to Milan
After completing a Master graduation at Istituto Marangoni where he also became the design school I’M ambassador. On his lasts accomplishments we find collaborations with Giulio Cappellini, the exhibition of his first sculpture in Venice Arsenale, participation in Art dealing markets like Piasa and special location such as noble Floridi Doria Pamphilj family palace and also presented an installation for Alcantara company in the renowned MAXXI museum in Rome.
Gustavo is a highlight of the new generation of creatives from Brazil. He has created for many national and international brands and recently launched a collection with chair and buffet for the new design brand signed Arti.
Currently living in Milan, Gustavo has a degree in Industrial Design from PUC-Rio and a master's degree from Instituto Marangoni. He was awarded by Wallpaper magazine as “Next Generation Designer of the Year”. He was invited to exhibit at the Brazilian Art Fair in Miami Art Basel and later, at the MAM design store.
Martini spends days exploring concepts and ways to create the “stripped-down experimental language for his projects”. These include the metropolis of Rio with all the chaos and gray landscape along with forests and beaches. With great authenticity, it has the capacity to produce conceptual objects or products for large-scale production.
For Gustavo, living with different people and places inspires and drives his work. “Each designer uses his own repertoire to build a unique language. My creations are designed by a Brazilian, manufactured by Italians and exported to the world ”, explains the designer. This way of producing results in pieces with collective appeal, which incorporate aspects of multicultural identity. “They bring proximity and reveal changes in behavior.” In the collection The Groove, inspired by the city of Rio de Janeiro, Gustavo explores the relationship between urban and natural landscapes. “Beaches and parks are social equalizers and bring people together in an authentic way.”