MAURIZIO MONTALTI

Strongly characterised by a creative trans-disciplinary approach and rooted in a collaborative, research-based and experimental practice, Maurizio Montalti’s work tends toward the exploration of the design discipline, aiming to investigate and reflect upon contemporary (material) culture, thereby creating new opportunities and visions both for the (creative) industry and for the broader social spectrum. Maurizio’s practice, known under the name of “Officina Corpuscoli”, seeks to reveal unorthodox relationships among existing paradigms. Officina Corpuscoli, founded in 2010 and based in Amsterdam, operates as a multidisciplinary studio, providing creative consultancy and developing both commissioned and self-initiated projects, often inspired by and in collaboration with living systems and organisms.The studio’s work has been widely shown in multiple museums, exhibitions and festivals, both nationally and internationally. In addition, Maurizio is the co-founder of Mycoplast, a company focused on industrial scale-up of mycelium based materials, services and products and he is also highly involved in education, currently co-heading the MAD Master at Sand- berg Instituut, as well as teaching, lecturing and mentoring in different national and international academies and universities.