alessandro villa

architectural and design studio

Independent practice that works with spaces and artifacts, ideas and significance.
Our activity covers interiors, architecture, research and design consulting.

Mirage design workshop - Alessandro Villa architect

Mirage design workshop

Research project for the ceramics company Mirage in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano focused on porcelain coatings design. The project involved students in Interior Design in the form of experimental laboratory, with a structure that mirrors that of a trend research office, focused on the themes of perception, materials, colors, surfaces, aesthetic and cultural references.
 "New scenarios for ceramic coatings design”, this is the title of the workshop that addressed the issues of housing types evolution.
In recent years, ceramic products fast evolved in the aesthetic and especially in technical performances, to the point of changing the perception of consumers in respect of this type of coating. Ceramics are no longer an alternative and economical choice to ancient tradition materials, like wood and stone, but an essential product in the interior design. This situation has broken new ground in the study of more and more comfortable surfaces and integration with all architectural features of a house.

client: Mirage Granito Ceramico Spa
location: MIlan
year: 
2014/15
workshop concept and management: Alessandro Villa
design team: Massimo Duroni, Costanza Dellerba


Above: MOERU, Margherita Bertellini, Jessica Fanuli, Sofia Vitali

Mirage Design Workshop - Alessandro Villa architect
MOERU, Margherita Bertellini, Jessica Fanuli, Sofia Vitali
Mirage Design Workshop - Alessandro Villa architect
QUSM, Andrea Giacobazzi, Stefano Lamenta, Silvia Mazzoleni.
Mirage Design Workshop - Alessandro Villa architect
REVERSE, Ilaria Lambri, Elena Martucci, Alessandra Negrini
Mirage Design Workshop - Alessandro Villa architect
IMPONDERABILE, Monica Bacelin, Stefano Pelati, Sabrina Pippa.