Antonio Aricò (1983) was born in Reggio Calabria. After graduating from the Politecnico di Milano and a postgraduate course at the Alta Scuola Politecnica, he completed his training abroad, studying Metal & Jewellery Design at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Scotland, Product Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and Traditional Furniture Design in Spain.
Since 2011, Aricò has lived between Milano and Reggio Calabria, his homeland and constant source of inspiration. The attention paid to traditional techniques and local operating practices combined
with attention to detail and the quality of the materials used in the execution of a work mark the main characteristics of his practice, which often deals with the creation of everyday objects.
Featuring a signature style that com-bines the spontaneity of the gesture with the simplicity of the execution, Aricò’s work has been presented at DMY in Berlin, the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Maison & Objets in Paris, Stockolm Design Week, the Design Centrum Kielce in Poland, Triennale Design Museum of Milan, Holon Design Museum and National Gallery of Victoria among others.
Today Antonio works on personal limited collections and collaborations with big Italians brands, such as Barilla Group, Seletti and Alessi.