Born in 1981, attended Industrial Design courses in Milano. After a few years working with milanese design establishments and as a personal assistant in a design studio, started his own practice in 2011, focusing on furniture and consumer products.
Much interested in how things work, tries to formulate ideas in simple and intuitive ways, with deep knowledge of manufacturing processes and profound regard of forms and functions.

Working with

Belca srl  Moleskine  Tobeus  United Pets  Viceversa  Waypoint and more

ID-AG
via Gaspare Aselli 9 - 20133 - Milano
+39 (346) - 3195177
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Updates

Apr. 2015 / Young & Design
On Air, a floor lamp for italian brand Waypoint, has received the second prize at Milano Design Week award "Young & Design", reserved to designers under 35 years old.

Feb. 2015 / Stockholm Design Week
The Italian Trade Agency and Triennale, invited a small team of young italian designers to be part of the Designboom Mart during the Stockholm design week.
designfromitaly.se

Sept. 2014 / AplC
From september 4 till september 7, 2014, I've been invited to participate Architettura per la Campagna, a workshop on rural architecture, aimed to build simple, useful and sometimes poetic structures to help out the people that live everyday in the farm where we were guests.

Apr. 2014 / TDM VII
The perpetual calendar Picchio is part of the 7th edition of the Triennale Design Museum, curated by Beppe Finessi.

Jan. 2014 / anni Zero
Dopo gli anni Zero. Il nuovo design italiano (Laterza, by Chiara Alessi) is a book featuring a selection of designers working in Italy during the first 10 years of the new millennium and that keep up the new italian wave of design making.

Sept. 2013 / Italian Cultural Institute of NY
Thanks to A. Stabile being selected as a Top Young Italian Industrial Designer, Wired will be on show in NYC within the Slow Design Exhibition.
6 – 30 September 2013, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Ave NYC.

Jun. 2013 / The New Italian Design
The Times family and Picchio flew to San Francisco to join the latest round of The New Italian design.
June 22 thru August 11, 2013, Cannery Galleries, Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

May 2013
UP30 is a hanlde for pet grooming brushes designed for United Pets. It was designed back in 2010 and now is on sale for selected clients of the company.

May 2013
Picchio, the perpetual calendar I designed with Luca is on sale at RAUM italic in Berlin.

Apr. 2013 / Milan furniture Fair
The travelling exhibition Degni di nota will stop this year at the Cascina Cuccagna within the Goodesign 2013 show. Pass by to see "Esercizio" two prototypes on two beloved subjects of mine. Degni di nota is a project curated by Gianmaria Sforza.

Jan. 2013
During the january edition of Macef, Italian houseware company Viceversa will be presenting a new series of products designed by Alessandro Gnocchi with Luca Spagnolo, among others. The new products will be on the market soon after the presentation and will be available in different selected stores around the world. The collection features products to uncork, serve and taste wine.

Hot summer delight, a paper-pulp hand fan designed from traditional japanese uchiwa and named after the pavese, the tense part of a fan.

  • 2014
  • Ecozema, Italy
  • paper pulp
  • 220 x 210 mm

Consisting of a series of glasses, a jar and a decanter, The Times is a family of objects designed for everyday table setting. They share the same outline scheme, playing on sizes and proportions.

The simple shapes of the jar and the decanter are completed by the silicon caps, oversized to ease opening and capping. Like in the Ginevra set by Sottsass, the big cap doesn't affect functionality and is well proportioned to the bottle. The glasses are injection moulded in copolyester, tumblers are stackable.

Hombre is like a natural extension of the bottle, like a bird on a tree, like a hat on one's head. The big circles on the top ease opening and capping operations.

Hombre (yellow) and his fellow Hombre Frizz (black) are designed for still and sparkling wines.

Edward is a corkscrew that implements the foil cutter with two cutting wheels at the bottom of its arms. It is designed to be as intuitive as possible, adding as little as the new function needed. Its mechanical heart is highlighted by the translucent plastic and since it looks like a human, it stands to save space on laid tables.

100 x 100 tobeus took place in December 2012 at the MOST in Milano. It showcased a hundred unique wooden cars based on the Tobeus format, hand made by Mastro Giovanni in Brianza and designed by a hundred different designers.

Guido is a cartoonish racing car with thick eyebrows and driven personality. Here the other entries.
Main sponsors of the event were Alessi and Corraini Edizioni, who published the exhibition catalogue.

Keeping the structure simple is what led to Studio, come from a simple constructive idea put together in a linear way of assembly. Its raised height makes it comfortable for different kinds of tasks.

Despite the thinness of the sheets the folded metal structure is strong and stiff. Footrests and legs are connected with standard screws and the legs themselves are anchored beneath the wooden seat. Since welding is unnecessary it is less expensive and easier to manufacture and ship.

  • 2012
  • sheet metal, plywood
  • Ø30 cm - h 60 cm

Working on this project literally meant to be on site with skilled CNC tube bending machine operators, facing technical and technology problems as well as budget constrains.

Wired is a stacking chair, designed as a simple placing, tangling and chasing of steel tubes, which start paired and parallel, then separate, and then again come back to rejoin. In their travel they draw the seat and the backrest. It is adaptable to indoor and outdoor environments, with wooden boards or sheet metal as seat. It is completely manufactured in Brianza, by experienced, technologically aware artisans.

Belca is a little company, well-established in the crowded panorama of contract and community chairs in Italy. Wired is the first example of a collaboration due to create its own portfolio, headed to meet aesthetical and not anymore only-functional needs.

United Pets is a company marketing tools for domestic animals. I have designed a handle to fit a set of stock grooming brushes. The inner part is moulded in hard plastic to ensure stiffness, the rubbery co-injected perimeter provides a good grip.

Not unlike Enzo Mari's iconic Bilancia, this project focuses on simplicity, materials and graphics.
Picchio is a perpetual calendar made by two poligonal rings standing on each other. The circular shape describes a perpetual movement itself and the shared sides allow the rings to advance in a gear-like motion.
Manufactured in Italy in two sizes.