Giulio Iacchetti is the company’s new artistic director

dnd is pleased to announce that Giulio Iacchetti is the company’s new artistic director: an important step, a strong signal, a concrete commitment to engagement with the best of design.

An internationally acclaimed Italian designer, winner of two Compasso d’Oro awards, Iacchetti began to work with dnd by designing the Ginkgo/Ginkgo Biloba handle: presented with success in Milan at MADE, a few months ago, this handle is now being produced and distributed.

Giulio Iacchetti’s role will cover the supervision and selection of projects for dnd, interaction with outstanding talents in the world of design and architecture, and all the actions required for advantageous positioning of the company in its sector of reference on an international level.

The first steps have already been taken by Giulio Iacchetti: the important involvement of Leonardo Sonnoli for the creative definition of the corporate image, and that of an initial group of designers to create new handles, while forming new partnerships for the development of joint projects, with an eye on Salone del Mobile 2018: remarkable creative challenges, coherently reflecting Iacchetti’s radical interpretation of the role of artistic director, based on ideas of openness and interaction, rather than occupation of all creative space within the company. A method and a way of thinking which dnd is pleased to nurture, share and develop in the years to come.


Giulio Iacchetti

Giulio Iacchetti, industrial designer since 1992, designs for many brands including Abet Laminati, Alessi, Artemide, Ceramiche Refin, Danese, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Magis, Moleskine, Pandora design. The distinctive characteristics of his work is the research and definition of new object typologies, like the Moscardino, the biodegradable spoon/fork designed with Matteo Ragni and for which, in 2001, he has been awarded with Compasso d’Oro. In 2009 he was awarded the prize for innovation – Premio dei Premi – by the President of the Italian Republic for the Coop Eureka project, which brought the design in the large-scale retail trade. In May 2009 the Triennale di Milano held a solo exhibition entitled “Giulio Iacchetti. Disobedient objects “. In November 2012 he launches Internoitaliano, the “factory network” made up of many craftsmen labs with whom he signs and produces furniture and accessories inspired by the italian way of living. He had also pursued his personal research project into new design topics such as the symbol of cross from which came the exhibition titled Cruciale held by the Diocesan Museum, Basilica di Santo Stefano Rotondo in Rome and by Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily. In 2014, he won his second Compasso d’Oro for the design of the manhole covers Sfera, designed with Matteo Ragni for Montini. He also creates books and curates exhibitions, like the show “K Rations. The Meals of Soldiers in Action” at the Milan Triennale (January 2015).