Giopato & Coombes. Two people, in love with “making” projects. An architect and a designer. A woman and a man, she is Italian and he is English. Two individuals, intuition and reason: a multitude of visions. Contamination and fusion. One studio: design and architecture, graphics and production, because interdisciplinarity is the fuel that generates creative development.
Cristiana works passionately, she loves to overturn stereotypes and search for unusual connections. When beginning a new project she loves to identify fixed points and then try to break them. The functionality is a necessary condition, aesthetics, however, is an added value, which cannot be ignored because it gets you into the heart of people. Christopher works calmly and logically. He uses design to challenge today’s production limitations, in a relentless search for innovation. He pushes industrial processes to their sculptural limits and tries to reduce the impact of industrial repetition. His latest research into industrial variation extends the more with less approach which unlocks ever more possibilities of expression. When approaching a new project they immerse themselves in the perspectives and perceptions of both the client and it’s customer, in order to find new solutions that can create meaningful connections between the two. Clients that have already commissioned the studio include Living Divani, Kenzo, Design Within Reach, Fiam Italia, Lema, Miniforms, Industreal and Glass Idromassaggi. They are regularily involved in design conferences and their products can be seen in exhibitions and publications around the world.