After a degree in Architecture in The Netherlands and various studio experiences in France, Térence moves to Milan where he obtains a Master in Product Design from Istituto Marangoni.
His versatility and genius quickly earn him the spotlight, first for a luxury modular washbasin, named SOPRA TUTTO, designed in 2015 for Flaminia and soon after by winning the second price for ‘1st design contest’ for luxury sunglasses with Slice of Vice for Salviani and the Versace Home competition.
In 2016, Térence founds Térence Coton Design, his eponymous studio based in Milan and London where he creates his designs deeply influenced by Dutch rationality from his university years in Eindhoven, French elegance he grew up with and Italian craftsmanship he absorbed in Milan. Meanwhile, he starts to collaborate with Hands on Design, a platform that connects international designers and master craftsmen, dedicated to pass on the beauty of craftsmanship through high quality objects and timeless aesthetic.
Winner of one of the most prestigious awards, the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 for his vase TULIP presented at Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan, at Cappellini’s Superloft.
Today his creations include objects for the home such as furniture, lighting, tableware, as well as works on the conception of interior designs for various brands, which he infuses with a rational and geometric thinking: his designs are inspired by his international life, ground of a wide understanding of cultural habits which he uses to create new aesthetics hiding sleek functionalities in his designs. This contemporary approach initiates opportunities of freedom and playfulness as a source of surprise and delight to the end customer.
Davide Montanaro, born in 1972 in Cuneo, has lived and worked in Milano since 2000, dedicating his whole activity to industrial design.
His professional range is various: from the design of connection systems for trekking shoes to modular systems for bookcases, from lamps to exhibition stands, passing through products for museum bookshops.
Distinctive features of his activity are the research and the transfer of materials and technologies from different industrial sectors.
In December 2018 studiodsgn received the award for best product, best creativity and the critical award at the prestigious IAI Design Award in Shanghai.
In the past he received the honorable signal at the Compasso d’Oro for a system of hooks for trekking shoes, designed for Sammi Export.
Davide Montanaro has worked for brands such as: Calligaris, Toyota, Associazione Montenapoleone, Colombini Group, Marcato, Iplex Factory, Civic Art Museum of Modena, Novacolor Krila Design, Cantori, Kia Motors.