About us

We believe creativity is a serious skill, design is a culture, and space is one of the most powerful means of communication we have.

Turin, since 2007

lamatilde was founded in 2017 by merging yetmatilde and /LAM, after years of joint projects brought the partners to converge on shared values and work methods.

.  We tackle each project according to its specifics, so we can find the solution that fits best.

.  That’s one of the reasons why we always experiment, with innovation touching on technical, formal, production or language aspects.

.  Beautiful is never enough: what we do must reflect design culture and contribute to a precise communication and market placement strategy.

.  More and more often, we are hired as general contractor: a single interface that takes the project from concept to completion, ensuring quality is upheld, costs are in check, and every phase of the job is carried out coherently.

lamatilde team

Michele Cafarelli

PARTNER - ARCHITECT

michelecafarelli@matilde.it

Luca Macrì

PARTNER - ARCHITECT

lucamacri@matilde.it

Sandro Rizzo

PARTNER - DESIGNER

sandrorizzo@matilde.it

Marco Ruffino

PARTNER - DESIGNER

marcoruffino@matilde.it

Silvio Tidu

PARTNER - DESIGNER

silviotidu@matilde.it

Cecilia Arata

DESIGNER

ceciliaarata@matilde.it

Thomas Baistrocchi

ARCHITECT

thomasbaistrocchi@matilde.it

Elisa Bonetto

ARCHITECT

elisabonetto@matilde.it

Marta Fabris

DESIGNER

martafabris@matilde.it

Sang Eun Lee

ARCHITECT

sangeunlee@matilde.it

Alessia Li Causi

DESIGNER

alessialicausi@matilde.it

Marco Nascosi

ARCHITECT

marconascosi@matilde.it

Anna Oro

DESIGNER

annaoro@matilde.it

Michele Prencipe

COPYWRITER

micheleprencipe@matilde.it

Andrea Russo

DESIGNER

andrearusso@matilde.it

Daniele Vendrame

DESIGNER

danielevendrame@matilde.it

Barbara Volponi

ADMINISTRATION

barbaravolponi@matilde.it

We have worked with

Giuseppe Sorrentino
Chiara Comuzio
Giovanni Tironi
Sonia Opiatti
Valery Duchesne

Paolo Brarda
Fabio de Silva
Andrea Maragno (JVLT)
Giorgio Olivero (TODO)
Sara Fortunati e Paola Zini (Bold)
Roberto Clemente (FIONDA)
Fabio Guida e Giuseppe Tuttobene (quattrolinee)
Michele Martino (Plastico Design)
Andrea Silvestro

Stefano Vargiu
Francesco Mendola
Gianluca Sandrone
Matteo Fabbri
Carlotta Bottino
Michele Albera
Ilenia Rubino
Sibilla Gorini
Flavia Giolito
Cinzia Bongino
Barbara Pizzicato
Enrico Maglione
Elia Lamberti
Anna Cravero
Marilivia Minnici

Manuela Pirozzi
Alice Ninni
Francesca Arato
Johanna Invrea
Mauro Sorrentino
Marco Primavera
Riccardo D’Amato
Lorenzo Romagnoli
Benedetto degli Innocenti
Silvia Sagona
Angela Di Massa
Davide Porcaro
Livia Rossi
Matteo Marzuoli
Martina Tagliarini
Antonella Capizzi
Adriana Calogero
Martina Garbolino
Margherita Buzzi
Luise Münzner
Andrea Suppressa
Marco D’Urzo
Cristina Zilio
Tancredi Di Giovanni
Matteo Zaghi
Angela Sgura
Ludovico Botalla
Giacomo Baudi
Wang Qi
Riccardo Politanò
Riccardo Mattioli
Alice Cadorna

Appearances

Publications

Ottagono, “La capitale in
fermento”, October 2007 / Torino Colors.

Brava Casa, “La comunità del design”, November 2007 / Torino Colors.

First (supplement to Panorama n.18), “Costruire una città”, April 2008 / Torino Colors.

Designerblog.it, “Italia: Design_kit di yet|matilde”, June ’09.

Auto&Design n.177, “Sustainable installations”, July-August ’09 / Design Crisis.

L’Officiel, July ’09 / Design Crisis.

Design & Design Book of the year vol.2, December ’09.

cluster.eu, “In Between Chairs at the Milan Furniture Fair 2010”, April 2010 / FAME Workshop, Làbora.

«Didesign» ovvero niente, strumenti critici e criticabili per leggere la produzione degli anni zero, Espress Edizioni, March 2012.

inhabitat.com, “yetmatilde’s Continuous Function furniture line is made entirely from hardened textiles”, March 2012 / Continuous Function.

Auto&Design n.194, “Books”, May-June 2012 / «Didesign» ovvero niente.

Green Mag n.18, August 2012 / Continuous Function.

designboom.com, “yet|matilde: continuous function”, October 2012 / Continuous Function.

architectmagazine.com, “Material Transfer in Design”, October 2012 / Continuous Function.

domusweb.it, “Design autoprodotto”, November 2012 / Operai del design.

design-milk.com, “Tie Me Up (TMU) Zip Tie Chair”, 12 November 2012 / TMU Chair.

Urban magazine, February 2013 / Continuous Function.

marieclaire.it, “Creatività alla lettera”, February 2013 / alla lettera.

underconsideration.com, “alla lettera”, May 2013 / alla lettera.

Design 2.0, Leonardo Tv, 19 October 2013.

domusweb.it, “Operae 2013”, November 2013 / Operae – Independent design festival.

Design Context, “Crocetta: la tenda innovativa che si lascia interpretare”, April 2014 / Crocetta.

elledecor.it, “Made in Italy: i brand e i designer emergenti”, October 2014 / Crocetta.

Bob – International Magazine of Space Design, September 2015 (issue 134) / Meraviglioso.

designboom.com, “ambiente 2017: il coccio design edition crafts ceramic family for homes”, July 2017 / Mancia.

domusweb.it, “Torino. Apre EDIT: 2.400 metri quadrati di cibo”, November 2017 / EDIT – A taste for sharing.

lastampa.it, “Edit, la periferia che vuole avere il sapore del centro”, November 2017 /EDIT – A taste for sharing.

viaggi.corriere.it, “Edit: apre il nuovo polo food di Torino”, November 2017 / EDIT – A taste for sharing.

gamberorosso.it, “Edit apre a Torino. Il videoracconto del polo gastronomico con Renato Bosco, Pietro Leemann e Costardi Bros”, November 2017 / EDIT – A taste for sharing.

ad.vfnetwork.it, “Viaggio intorno al food”, December 2017 / EDIT – A taste for sharing.

abitare.it, “Co-cooking in Turin”, January 2018 / EDIT – A taste for sharing.

professionearchitetto.it, “EDIT: a Torino il patrimonio industriale si rigenera con il coworking gastronomico”, January 2018 / EDIT – A taste for sharing.

elledecor.it, “EDIT Torino, polo del food and beverage che non c’era”, April 2018 / EDIT – A taste for sharing.

Bakery Design, Images Publishing, September 2018 / Gaudenti 1971 – Po.

Shows and events

Muv, music and digital art festival, 3/8 June 2008, Florence / The Pinecones visual side.

Piemonte Torino Design, 10 June/21 September 2008, Palazzo della Regione, Turin / Stories about.

Club to Club International Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, 6/8 November 2008, Turin / Torino Colors.

Designer after School, 10/18 December 2008, Spazio ExGil, Rome.

Design Crisis, Fuorisalone, 22/27 April 2009, Pestalozzi 4, Milan.

DMY Youngster, 3/7 June 2009, Arena, Berlin.

Designboom Mart , Copenaghen Design Week, Code Fair, 27/30 August 2009, Copenaghen / Stories about.

11th International Architecture Exhibition, “Out There: Architecture Beyond Building”,
14 September/23 November 2009, Arsenale, Italian Pavilion, Id-Lab design studio area, Venice / Design leaves.

Designersblock, Torino Design Attitude, 24/27 September 2009, Earls Court, London.

Il Compasso di Latta, 14 April/31 May 2010, Triennale Bovisa, Milan / Labora design workshop.

Operae, 5/7 November 2010, Ex Chiesa Metodista, Turin / Stories about.

Arts and crafts Supermarket, 5 December 2010/6 January 2011, MIAAO, Turin / Continuous Function.

Su Nero Nero / Over Black Black, 9 September/13 November 2011, Castello di Rivara, Turin.

Ventura Interieur, 20/28 October ’12, Buda Factory, Kortrijk / Continuous Function.

Budapest Design Week, Crossovers, 27 September/06 October 2013, Design Terminál, Budapest / Continuous Function.

Design e territorio, selection of the local observatory for Adi Design Index 2013, 7/13 October, Archivio di Stato, Turin / «Didesign» ovvero niente.

Gilda, the Turin guilds, 19 July 2014, Bunker, Turin.

Work & Shop, 13/21 December 2014, Palazzo Birago, Turin / Trama.

TOYSSIMI, 24 July/11 September 2015, Triennale di Milano.

Supertorino, the identity of the local innovation system, 17 July 2015, Toolbox, Turin.

21st Century, Design After Design, 2 April/12 June 2016, Triennale di Milano / MARCA

Foodtorino, the identity of the metropolitan food system, 15 July 2016, Mirafiori MRF, Turin.

Ambiente, messe Frankfurt 2017, 10/14 February 2017, Frankfurt / Mancia

Inside the House, 24/27 May 2017, Festival Architettura in Città / Casa MNVL.

Torino Creativa, the identity of the metropolitan creative system, 21 July 2017, Bunker, Turin.

Sublimatica – New scenarios in fashion decoration, 20 July 2018, Via Alessandria 42, Turin.

Unveiled Beauty, as part of Torino Graphic Days – In the city, 27/28 September 2018, Via Alessandria 42, Turin.

Presentations, lectures and workshops

“Interior design” Course, Dongduk University, Seoul (2006/07).

“Hystory of Design” Course, Transportation Design Course, Istituto Europeo di Design, Turin (2006/10).

“Product Design” Course, Bachelor of Arts in Product Design, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (2008/09).

Pecka Kucha Night, Share Festival, 14 March 2008, Turin / Torino Colors.

“Design” Course, Cinema and Media Engineering Bachelor Degree, Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Turin Polytechnic (2009/10).

Làbora design workshop, ”FAME! (i wanna live forever)” workshop, 8/13 April 2010, Triennale Bovisa, Milano Design Week.

Làbora design workshop, ”Convivi il cantiere, ovvero Laboratorio in corso” workshop, 3-7 November 2010, Turin.

BA Design projects Coordinator, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (2011-13).

“Interior Architecture” Course, Master of Arts in Interior Design, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (2011/17).

“Integrated new media” Course, Master of Interior Design, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti.

Master Innovation Management, Il Sole 24 ore, November 2010/11.

“History of Design and Visual Communication” Course, Industrial Design Bachelor Degree, Department of Architecture, Turin Polytechnic (2011/14).

“Micro-architecture” Course, BAU Design College of Barcelona (Spain), March-May 2013.

“Design Methodology” Course, Product Design Course, IAAD, Turin (2014/17).

“Visual Communication”, Design and Visual Communication Bachelor Degree, Department of Architecture, Turin Polytechnic (2014/17).

“The power of paper” workshop, 2 October 2018, IED, Turin.

“Design degli ambienti” Course, Interior Design Course, IAAD, Turin (2018/19)

Accolades

Architecture and Design International Award, “Bar/Ristoranti/Hotel d’autore 2015”, IN/ARCH Istituto Nazionale di Architettura, 24 October 2015 / Alla lettera.

European Design Awards, “Packaging Miscellaneous”, 2016 / The Modern Nose.

German Design Award, “Home Textiles and Home Accessories” category, 2017 / Mancia.