Tobia Zambotti (Italy-1990) is a Reykjavík-based designer working in the intersection of interior design, product design and conceptual art.
After his B.A in Architecture at IUAV (Venice) and M.A in Interior Design at Politecnico di Milano (Milan), Tobia moved to Shanghai to work with Alberto Caiola Studio, an award winning firm specialized in interiors.
At the beginning of 2019 Tobia decided to leave the chaotic and polluted Chinese city for an opposite lifestyle in Reykjavík (Iceland) where he started to work as a freelance designer.
Tobia's projects got an important media coverage from prestigious magazines all over the world such as Frame, Dezeen, Interior Design, Forbes, Elle Decor, Designboom and many more (+).
Recent works include The Fan Chair - a chair collection that gives a new life to discarded stadium seats, Coat-19 - the puffer jacket filled with single-use masks that highlights the absurd pandemic-related pollution and Sea Level Rise Chair - a statement-design chair that calls attention to the sea level rise topic upcycling old lifebuoys.
-2023 - Final exhibition Arte Laguna Prize 2023 - Venice
-2022 - "The Protection of Yangtze River" - The Sustainable Design (Material) Museum - Guangzhou
-2022 - "Certosa Initiative" - Milan Design Week - Milan
-2022 - "No Space for Waste" - Milan Design Week - Milan
-2022 - "Rossana Orlandi Plastic Prize 2022" - Milan Design Week - Milan
-2022 - "13,22" - Espace Bertrand Grimont - Paris
-2022 - "Rebel/ Reverse Design" - The Sustainable Design (Material) Museum - Guangzhou
-2022 - CMF Trends Lab of 2022 CIFF - Guangzhou
-2022 - "Matter Displaced" - Southern Swedish Design Days - Malmö
-2022 - "Coat-19 by Zambotti & Saastamoinen" -DesignMarch - Reykjavik
-2021 - "Isola Design Gallery" - Milan Design Week - Milan
-2021 - "Only Good News" - Dutch Design Week - Eindhoven
-2021 - "Design as Self-Portrait - part II" - Venice Design Biennial - Venice
-2021 - "Material Matters" - Platte - Berlin
-2020 - "The Fan Chair by Atelier Tobia Zambotti" - DesignMarch - Reykjavik
-2019 - "CNTMNTN" - Momenti - Shanghai
2022 - Rusl Fest | Trash talks - Reykjavik
2021 - Art School A.Vittoria - Trento
2021 - "Materials and Recycling" (book - korean)
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