Italian Design Week!
March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
For over two weeks, around the world we celebrate Italian Design and designers that made a difference. The aim of the day was to create awareness about the importance of Italian design and how it affects our day to day lives.
For this reason we would like to acknowledge our own Italian Designer in Arizona who spent the last 25 years designing products to be used mostly in public spaces around the United States.
Phoenix based Antonio Larosa was born and raised in Italy where he studied architecture and furniture design at the prestigious Polytechnic University of Milan.
After relocating to the US, Mr. Larosa was hired as a faculty member at Arizona State University where he taught furniture design and interior design courses.
@Larosa was selected to be included in PHOENIX: 21st Century City, an international book series honoring the finest artists, designers and architects in new emerging cities (Phoenix, Berlin, and Moscow).
Antonio’s passion for teaching design to the future generations took him to Georgia where -for several years- he was professor and Department Chair at one of the largest art and design universities in the United States.
Larosa’s furniture designs have been selected for locations all over the US, from President JFK Summer White House in Massachusetts to the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, from the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to Auburn University in Alabama. His work has been featured in many publications from all over the world and over the years has been also featured on national television shows including Donald Trump’s The Apprentice on NBC.
Most recently Antonio Larosa was selected by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) to design the Awards for the Arizona Gala.