Luca Trazzi was born in Verona on 10 November 1962. In 1987 he took an architecture degree in Venice and became assistant professor of Architectural Composition, winning the Carlo Scarpa prize.
He worked for 14 years with Aldo Rossi as a close collaborator and assistant, on important architecture and design projects, including the plants of the Gruppo Finanziario Tessile in Turin, the Palazzo dei Congressi in Milan, the City Centre of Kuala Lumpur, the renovation of the Kursaal area of Montecatini (casino, theatre, offices, shops and apartments) and the residential complex La Corte in Verona (offices, shops and apartments).
In 1995 he opened his own studio in Milan, where he works on architecture and design.
In 2005 he won the Red Dot Design prize and opened a new office in Shanghai.
Luca Trazzi likes to design objects that do not follow fashion; objects to touch, to caress; objects that accompany everyday gestures; objects that are easy to use and understand, and beautiful to look at; objects with simple, captivating forms and lines that never go out of style. Attention to detail is the outstanding characteristic in the work of Luca Trazzi.
He is one of the founding partners of the website www.designboom.com, the most important e-magazine on design.
He is currently designing the new chain of Coffee shops for Illy, supermarkets and shopping centres for Despar, the chain of Megastores Messaggerie Musicali, and has created concepts for Avirex, Fiorucci, Mash, MV Agusta, Ferrarini, Masè.
In the field of product design he works with: Alfi, Cimbro, Chicco, Fiorucci, FrancisFrancis!, Guzzini, Illycaffè, Kreon, Legnoart, Pedrini, Porsche, Plank, Martini, Mazzega, Swatch, Schönhuber Franchi, Viceversa, Wmf, Zucchetti Robotica, Mesa Sabatini, Barilla, Foppapedretti. These companies’ products are distributed worldwide.