Simone Bonanni (1989) was born in Pordenone, Italy. He studied at the IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, graduating in 2011 with a project that later received the Honorable Mention at the 23rd ADI Compasso D’oro Award. After working for a few years in Amsterdam, he returned to Italy and established his eponymous design firm in 2015. The multidisciplinary design studio specializes in product design and limited-edition products, home accessories and furniture. Believing in the exploration of the essence of objects, Simone Bonanni creates designs as “activators of emotions” with the goal to establish a multi-layered relationship between user and product. The designer has collaborated with renowned brands, including Alessi and Mooi. His work has been published widely in international publications that inlude Elle Decoration, Elle Décor, Marie Claire Maison, and Domus. Simone Bonanni currently lives and works in Milan.