Luca Nichetto

Luca Nichetto was born in Venice in 1976, where his artistic talents were inspired by the famous Murano glassmaking industry, which employed several members of his family. His career effectively started in his schooldays, where holidays were spent selling his designs to local factories, before he went on to study at the city’s Istituto Statale d’Arte and then take a degree in industrial design at the local Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), graduating in 1998. In 1999 he joined the Murano-based glassmaker Salviati and, in the same year, became a product designer and consultant for lighting company Foscarini. In 2006 he set up his own practice in the city, Nichetto Studio. A major turn in his career happened five years later when he moved to Stockholm, Sweden, and opened a second studio, combining his Italian flair with the Swedish spirit of modernity and sustainability.

Over the years, Luca worked as art director for many international design brands and gained a reputation as a multidisciplinary designer. He has lectured and led workshops at several universities, including serving as a professor of design at the IUAV. He also sat on juries for various international design competitions. His work is often featured in prestigious exhibitions worldwide and has been the subject of retrospectives in London, New York and Beijing. His highly researched, innovative projects have earned him an impressive array of international awards for designs that range from products, accessories and furniture to architecture, exhibition design and branding.