Dossofiorito are the designers Livia Rossi (1980) and Gianluca Giabardo (1982).
The studio, whose name come from an old salvaged neon sign, was founded in 2012 in Verona.
In their projects, Livia and Gianluca aim to combine a wide contextual research, that draws each time from different fields and disciplines, with an innovative use of traditional crafts and with an attention to the use of materials.
In the old car workshop in the suburbs of Verona that the studio inhabits, the duo carries out in an empiric way its researches on forms and materials. Dossofiorito’s works, being them commissions from privates, companies or institution, site-specific installations, the ideation of kids workshops or self initiated collections of objects, share a performative and relational quality and the ability to stimulate profound considerations that go beyond the physicality of the object and its immediate fruition.
Livia Rossi studied fashion design in Italy at the University of Florence, and in the UK at Central Saint Martins. In 2010 , aiming to widen her approach to the design practice, she obtained a BA in Design at Goldsmith College, University of London. In 2011 she spent a year at studio Formafantasma in Eindhoven, Netherland.
Gianluca Giabardo trained as an industrial designer at Politecnico di Milano, obtaining a MSc and a Master of European Design-MEDes- through studies at the ABK in Stuttgart and at UIAH in Helsinki. He later obtained an MBA at the International School of Management in Paris and New York. He has been a research fellow at Politecnico di Milano.
During the exhibition Prestidigitorium, Camp Design Gallery presented the collection Ludmilla Vases, commissioned by Alice Stori Liechtenstein in occasion of the Design residency Schloss Hollenegg for Design in 2015.