Arturo Tedeschi is an Italian architect and computational designer internationally renowned for his sculptural and visionary approach combined with research on advanced design methods, materials and fabrication technologies. His use of digital technologies blurs the line between disciplines and emphasizes the semantic and emotional values of objects which engage all the senses. Qualities such as functionality, sustainability and innovation are always complemented by a vision where forms are capable of triggering an emotional response and inspire the user.
As a consultant he collaborated with world-known brands and offices such as Ross Lovegrove Studio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Adidas, Volkswagen, providing services related to algorithmic modeling, complex geometry, digital fabrication, virtual reality and data driven design. His personal work has been featured in international magazines such as Forbes, Wired, Dezeen, AD, Business Insider and exhibited worldwide.
He is the author of the book AAD Algorithms-Aided Design unanimously considered the global reference on the subject and since 2011 he promoted and directed several events and workshops that trained a generation of students and professionals. In 2019 he was appointed Italian Ambassador for Design by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He lives and works in Milano.
Arturo Tedeschi (born 24 April 1979) is an architect, independent researcher and computational designer. Since 2004 Arturo Tedeschi has complemented professional practice in Italy with personal research on algorithmic design, focusing on relationships between architecture and new design tools. His work includes techniques such as Algorithms-Aided Design, CNC milling, robotic milling, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality.
In 2010 he published Architettura Parametrica, a bestseller book on parametric design, translated into english as Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper.
In 2014 he published AAD Algorithms-Aided Design unanimously considered the global reference on the subject. In 2010 he worked at Zaha Hadid Architects in London and one year later he founded A>T a cloud based office which provides computational design services and training for architects, designers and companies. Among his projects: NU:S Installation at Chiostro Del Bramante (Roma, 2012), Parametric Shoes (Roma, 2012) where 3D printing has been applied to fashion design, The CloudBridge (2013), Needle Watch (2017), Sistema Fessura (Milano, 2017), Oyster Chair (Milano, 2018), Iris Concept Car (2020), Passerella, a new tram for Milano (2020), HorizON suspension lamp for the Venice Glass Week 2020 (in collaboration with DesignMorphine), Wave System for GLA Studio (2020), Lava accessories collection for Maison 203 (2021). He collaborated with Ross Lovegrove on several projects as a design consultant: Ilabo Shoes (Milano, 2015), In-Formation (Koln, 2017), Transmission at Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2017), Alcantara Corner Lounges for Audi (Milano, 2017), Valextra Boots, F1 Fragrance Bottle (2019), Mameha packaging (2019). Arturo Tedeschi worked as a consultant (design and training) for leading companies such as Adidas, Volkswagen, Jac Motors, Flextronics, ItoDesign, Pininfarina, Implenia.
In 2011 he started an intense teaching activity as the director and tutor of the AAD workshop series (2011-2019) in Rome and Milano. In 2011 and 2012 he co-directed the AA Rome Visiting School for the Architectural Association. He taught and was an invited speaker at Politecnico di Milano, IUAV (Venice), The University of Sydney, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, University of Edinburgh, Universidad Europea (Madrid), ControlMad (Madrid), ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon), Università degli Studi di Bergamo.
His projects have been exhibited in Rome (MACRO museum and Chiostro del Bramante), Milan (Design Week), London, Paris (Carrousel du Louvre, Centre Pompidou), Cologne and Venice (Off event at Biennale 2014, The Venice Glass Week). His personal work has been featured in international magazines such as Forbes, Wired USA, Wired Italia, Business Insider, Dezeen, Designboom, AD, Abitare, Frame. In 2019 he was appointed Italian Ambassador for Design at IDD19 by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.