Gustavo Martini , Brazil.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Gustavo Martini just got awarded as Next Generation Designer of The Year by Wallpaper* and Officine Panerai. His interest in arts began at a young age with drawings, paintings and construction toys that naturally became his profession. During his graduation, he won the Idea Brazil Award and has continued to receive increased media attention as a young upcoming Brazilian author. On his Studio at the very first year, he was invited to exhibit at the Brazilian Art Fair in Miami Art Basel and later that year at the MAM design store. As he has lived the majority of his life in Rio, Martini has a strong sense of connection with the city which he believes combines two contrasting worlds. This includes the metropolis with all the chaos and grey landscape together with the surrounding rain forest and hidden waterfalls. Currently, Martini lives in Milan after completing a Master graduation at Istituto Marangoni, and by working with strong identity, he has being recognized by his ability to produce either products or art installations worldwide. His greatest passion is to create, with complete freedom of expression. Martini typically spends the days exploring concepts and forms to create what he calls a stripped experimental language for his projects. Recently, he presented a sculpture at Laguna Art prize in Venice which now is part of an important Italian private collection. Has participated in Art markets like Piasa and also ADA which is a project by the art advisor from Floridi Doria Pamphilj family and further developed an installation for Alcantara in the renowned MAXXI museum in Rome.


Exibitions and Awards :

– Product Award by Wallpaper*

– Next Generation Designer of the Year Award by Wallpaper*
– Local Icons at MAXXI Museum (Rome)
– Laguna Art Prize (Venice)
– The Grove, solo exhibition at the Salone Satellite (Milan)
– Prisma Group at Salone Satellite (Milan)
– Satellite 20 years at Fabrica del Vapore (Milan)
– Amazon + Instituto Marangoni (Milan)
– AuCap at Pallazzo Litta (Milan)
– Seminar at the Brazilian Festival (Bratislava)
– Raiz exhibition at the Brazilian Embassy (Rome)
– Seminar for the openning of the Raiz exhibition (Rome)
– Casa Canvas (Milan)
– Brazil S/A at Università degli Studi (Milan)
– Collezione Familiare, 5Vie (Milan)
– Mint at London Design Festival (London)
– Le Off at Paris Design Week (Paris)
– Operae with Casa Canvas (Torino)
– Milano Design Week Out (Shanghai)
– Piasa Auction (Paris)


– London Design Festival at Mint Gallery (London)
– Salone Satellite (Milan)
– Rio+Design at Via Tortona (Milan)
– Brazil S/A at Università degli Studi (Milan)
– Casa Canvas (Carate brianza)
– Istituto Marangoni Design Week (Milan)

– Brazil S/A at Università degli Studi (Milan)
– Semana design Rio (Rio de Janeiro)
– Art Rio (Rio de Janeiro)
– Flaminia (Milan)
– Istituto Marangoni Degree Show (Milan)

– Novo design brasileiro, Wish Casa (Sao Paulo)
– Rio+Design, Design Week (Rio de Janeiro)
– Rio+Design at Via Tortona (Milan)
– Design Weekend SP, Mac moveis (São Paulo)
– Assento no design (Niteroi)

– Casa Cor, Leo di Caprio (São Paulo)
– Casa Brasil, Salão Design (Bento Gonçalves)
– Casa Brasil, Firjan (Bento Gonçalves)
– Rio + Design, Semana de Design (Rio de Janeiro)
– Shopping Leblon, Semana de Design (Rio de Janeiro)
– Mostra Intervenções, MAM Store (Rio de Janeiro)
– Brazilian Art Fair, Miami Art Basel (Miami)

– IDEA Brasil Award
– Brazil S/A, Palazzo Giureconsulti (Milan)
– Instituto Thomie Ohtake , Design Weekend (São Paulo)
– Bienal Brasileira de Design (Curitiba)
– Casa Cor, Bar All Black (São Paulo)


– IDEA Brasil Award
– CIETEP (Curitiba)
– Conjunto Nacional (São Paulo)

– Expo Design (Rio de Janeiro)
– Semana de arquitetura e design (Rio de Janeiro)