Atelier Manferdini Delivers Cutting Edge Design


Italian civil engineer and UCLA trained architect Elena Manferdini is the founder of multidisciplinary design studio Atelier Manferdini. The stunning  portfolio explores the creative potential of laser-cutting in the fields of architecture, fashion, and product design. The array of work is not only visually arresting, but indicative of intelligence and mastery of form, texture, and pattern — truly exceptional design.

Bloom is a set of laser-cut stainless steel trays that can be folded into bowls. (These were manufactured for Manferdini by Alessi who’s currently sponsoring the Apertivo Time competition.)


Clad Cuts is a laser-cut textile and fashion collection about “the sensitivity associated with revealing and concealing the body and engages the problem of creating openings on a complex surface.”


Marletti is an installation inspired by lace making and serves as a compelling backdrop to Manferdini’s black garments with patterned cut-outs.manfer3

The Fabric Tower is a concept for a 150,000 sqft residential high-rise in China. The structure is “an articulate response to the site’s natural landscape and its minority cultures”.


Vertical garden is a gold-finished stainless steel, dynamic structure designed as an entry to a MAK Center competition. It is intended to provide a functional and beautiful buffer for the Schindler House.


Visual merchandising panels designed for fashion label Valentino use mirrored materials and laser-cut shapes to create an ethereal display of shadows and reflected light which compliment the white leather accessories and silver hardware.manfer2

Below is a model for the future Museo Calamante which includes a public library and open theater.


The last thing I want to share is the Ricammi table. It’s powder coated, laser-cut metal and available at the Arktura Shop for $399.


Check out the entire opus of Atelier Manferdini at the studio’s website.

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yes, her work kicks ass!

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