Marco Casamonti (Florence, 1965), architect and designer, is a full professor at the Genoa Faculty of Architecture. He is a dedicated researcher and critic who works on various aspects of contemporary architecture, publishing studies, participating in congresses and giving lectures as a theoretician, academic and architect. He has been Editor in Chief of Area international Architecture and Design Arts magazine since 1997 and has been joint managing editor - with Paolo Portoghesi - of Materia magazine since 1999. In 1988 he joined forces with Laura Andreini and Giovanni Polazzi to found Archea Associati, in which Silvia Fabi also became a partner in 1999; the firm, with about a hundred architects working at six different locations - Florence, Milan, Rome, Beijing, Dubai and Sao Paulo - works mainly in the areas of architecture and design, taking the landscape, city and building as its starting-points to find an additional dimension of cultural expression in projects ranging from graphic design to publishing through to the curation of events and exhibitions.
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For CEDIT, Marco Casamonti has designed the Metamorfosi collection, a project which attempts to fix the beauty of the oxidation processes that occur in metals in a precise moment, recording and revealing the wonderful progression of these natural changes wrought by time, on a new-design ceramic surface.