Product designer and artist, Elena Salmistraro lives and works in Milan. She graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2008 and in 2009 she founded her own studio together with architect Angelo Stoli, where she has been working on architectural and design projects ever since.
Working as a product designer and artist/illustrator for some of the creative industry’s leading companies, including Alessi, Bosa, Seletti, De Castelli, B-Line, Bitossi Home, LuisaViaRoma, Yoox, NasonMoretti, Massimo Lunardon, Okinawa, Texturae, Stone Italiana, Effecte, MyHomeCollection, Durame. She also collaborates with prestigious Art and Design Galleries, such as Dilmos, Rossana Orlandi, Camp Design Gallery and Secondome.
Her creations are the result of a combination of art and design; which are characterized by a poetic style, the utmost care for details and a painstaking search for harmony in shapes. One of her work’s objectives is to the exploration into an objects’ expressive language in order to fascinate people and evoke emotions.
Her projects have been selected for art and design exhibitions around the world including: “The New Italian Design“organized by the Triennale Design Museum of Milan, the 2013 Shanghai Biennale and the 2015 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea.
In 2016 she exhibited at both W-Women in Italian Design and “Normali meraviglie La Mano” at the Trinnale Design Museum of Milan.
In 2017 she exhibited at “L’esercito delle spazzole” at “White in the City 2017” with Alessi , she won “Best Emerging Designer Award” at Salone del Mobile 2017 and was also appointed the Ambassador of Italian Design for the “Italian Design Day” – an initiative promoted by the Triennale di Milano in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.
Elena Salmistraro’s works have been displayed at major Italian and international design industry fairs, including Salone Internazionale del Mobile(Milan), Step 09 (Milan), Maison&Objet Paris, Homi(Milan), and the Stockholm furniture and light fair.