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Founder, Design Leader


Davide Conti was born in Genoa. After classical studies, he joins the faculty of Industrial Design in Genoa University. Since 2006 his focus on furniture design and interior design, he started to participate and win several national and international design competitions. In 2007 he became a member of ADI (Association for Industrial Design), at the end of 2011, founded the territorial delegation of ADI in his region Liguria, and he is elected as councilor for ADI Liguria from 2012 to 2016. In 2008 he starts undertaking professional relationships with national and international clients. At the end of 2012, he decided to open the Davide Conti Design Studio. From September 2013 to July 2015 he has held the role of Project Manager ADI China, and since October 2015 he represent ADI in China, developing with Chinese partners projects related to the internationalization of ADI actively contributing to the promotion and development of projects between the Italian and Chinese world of design. Over the years the studio saw so broaden its horizons in Milan and now in Shanghai. Since 2015 he has been actively participating as a jury of international design award and since 2016 he has been teaching interior design and Italian design for different Chinese universities, developing courses, workshops, and cultural design tours in Italy for Chinese design students. In 2017 together with other colleagues working in China, he founded the IADC, Italian Architects and Designers Community in China. In 2019 he founded IDM - Italian Design Masterclass in Shanghai, an extra-academic course of high education for Chinese designers. In 2020 he held the position of Senior Account for in China. He is particularly creative and lives the reality with joy and curiosity, drawing out innumerable cues which lead him to commit to his job with passion. Lives and works between Shanghai (China), Milan (Italy), and his beloved Chiavari (Genoa, Italy).

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