Strongly rooted in a collaborative, research-based and experimental approach, Maurizio Montalti’s work tends toward the exploration of the design discipline, investigating and reflecting upon contemporary culture, thereby creating new opportunities and visions for both the (creative) industry and the broader social spectrum.
Maurizio’s practice, Officina Corpuscoli, seeks to reveal unorthodox relationships among existing paradigms, aiming to promote the growth of critical thinking, through the development and materialisation of tangible alternatives. The fascination for the micro-scale, together with a holistic vision of the world as a macro-organism animated by symbiotic relationships are some of Maurizio’s main drives.
Maurizio holds a Master in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bologna (IT) as well as a Master in Conceptual Design in Context from Design Academy Eindhoven (NL).
Furthermore, he is co-founder and active part of MOGU, a company focused on industrial scale-up of mycelium based materials, services and products and he is actively involved in education, teaching, lecturing and mentoring in different national and international academies and universities (e.g. Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven, ArtEZ Arnhem, etc.)
His work has been widely shown in multiple and prestigious museums, exhibitions and festivals, both nationally and internationally.