Raffaella Mangiarotti, works and lives in Milan.
Graduated cum laude in Architecture At Politecnico Di Milano, where she continues to work as a researcher, she founded Deepdesign with Matteo Bazzicalupo, working in industrial design for several companies, among them, Barilla, Castelli Haworth, Coca Cola, Coin, Coop, Daimler Chrysler, Fratelli Rossetti, Giorgetti, Glaxo, Guzzini, Jvc, Kimberley Clarck, Kitchen Aids, Kraft, Imetec, Mandarina Duck, Matsushita, Nec, San Lorenzo, Serralunga, Skitsch, Smeg,Turin Olympiads 2006, Whirlpool Europe.
She has received several prizes, in particular Young & Design (1996, 1997,1999, 2000), Cosmopack (1995, 1996), Esaedro (1997), Id Award (2004, 2008), Selezione Compasso D’oro (2005), Green Dot Award (2009).
Her projects are published on several magazines and books among them, the international design yearbook 2005, l’observatoire international de première vision, the international design encyclopedia of Moma, and design now! (Taschen). Dandelion lamp is parte of the permanent design collection of Moma in NY.
In December 2009, the Triennale Design Museum of Milan dedicated a solo exhibition and a self entitled book L’anima sensibile delle cose to Deepdesign, curated by Cristina Morozzi, published by Electa 2009.