Prospero Rasulo

Soon after graduating in arts at the world famous Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera, Milan, Prospero Rasulo opened a Studio in Milan, dedicated to research in the fields of painting, sculpture and stage design and interior design. His first contact with the world of design dates back to the ‘80s as he started to collaborate with Alchimia studio and Alessandro Mendini. Having started his career as a painter and a sculptor, Prospero Rasulo then realized that he could transfer the artistic culture absorbed at the Academia of Arts into everyday use objects. “Redesign” and “Banal object” collection shows were the result of the encounter with Alessandro Mendini. From 1982 Prospero Rasulo started to work as an industrial designer, though he kept on being a promoter for cultural events, such as “sexy design”, “L’immagine imprudente (the imprudent image)” and “Abitare con arte (Artfully living)” shows between 1986 and 1988, “piatto fax” and “trash furniture” in 1994 and “eco mimetico (mimetic echo)” in 1998.

In 1987 he founded Oxido gallery, a gallery for pieces of art and design as well as an architecture studio. The “Oxido” project used to conceive design as the creation of works of art for the living; it subsequently became a trade mark for a collection of pieces of furniture and decorative objects under the name of “Oxido zoo”. Since then Prospero Rasulo become a big name in industrial design and stage design, and created designs for the some of the most famous Italian companies in the design industry such as Antonio Lupi, BRF, Fabbian, Fiam, Foscarini, Gessi, Glas, Poltronova, Rosenthal, Slide, Terzani, WMF, Ycami, Zanotta, Del Tongo, just to name a few.

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