Giorgio Brambilla was born in Milan in 1958, and got his training in that city: art school in the 1970s, then studies at the Milan Polytechnic, taking a degree in Architecture; this education was combined with less formal training, working on crafts, mechanical and electrical systems, electronic experimentation, lights and sounds. In the spring of 1985 he met the architect Piero Castiglioni (one of the most important lighting designers on the international scene) who taught him the passion for light and its magic, as well as the values of experimentation and study. Until 1989 he worked with Castiglioni, where he had the opportunity to learn a style and an approach to technical lighting design and architecture, also working on museum projects like the Gare d'Orsay, Palazzo Grassi (where the famous “Cestello” was created in a collaboration between Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni) and Centre Pompidou. In 1989, together with colleagues from that time, he founded Metis Lighting, a lighting design studio, which he recalls as a period of hardships but incredibly full of enthusiasm and passion, projects filled with great courage, poetry and creativity. In 1996 he formed his own company to focus completely on the design and production of custom lighting fixtures. He specialized in the world of high-end retailing, until 2000, creating lamps and fixtures for all the Gucci stores in Italy, Europe and the Middle East. In 2003 he organized and directed the Contract Division of Nemo Italiana Luce, the lighting company of the Cassina Group, for one year. In 2004, with Simone Mariotto, the two decided to combine their experience, becoming designer-entrepreneurs, founding Liteq Design Srl, and in practice inventing a new role: designers and builders of “light made to measure.” In 2009, with the acquisition of the brand BILUMEN, and then with the creation of BILUMEN Srl, a project of corporate construction began in which to join a legacy of specific experience with a brand with deep roots in the history of Italian design. Brambilla has cultivated two great passions in the past: he was a mountain climber and sailing instructor until the birth of his two children. Now he devotes his free time to the invention and production of luminous artworks.
Profilo di Giorgio Brambilla
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