Designers / àr o/ design studio
/ àr o/ is an independent creative consultancy studio based in Milan. Founded in 2016 by Andrea Steidl and Raquel Pacchini, the studio works closely with various clients, providing creative direction, product design and visual communication projects. With a creative process based on strategic and emotional research, extending from spaces and materials to market and user experience, the studio transforms their client’s ideas and inspirations into design projects promoting a unique vision of the brand.
Andrea Steidl graduated from Politecnico di Milano with a degree in Industrial Design and began his career immediately at Patricia Urquiola’s studio. He went on to become a Creative Manager and remained with the firm until 2016. He was responsible for the Design and Product areas and oversaw limited editions, temporary installations, site-specific projects and interior design for a range of clients.
At the same time, in academic circles, he started working both as an assistant professor at the Politecnico di Milano and as a course supervisor at Domus Academy and Scuola Politecnica di Design.
Raquel Pacchini is a Brazilian designer that lives and works in Milan.
She graduated from Cesulon University in Londrina – Brazil in 2003. In 2007 she moved to Milan, where she worked at Patricia Urquiola Studio as an interior and product designer until 2014.
Together with designer Andrea Steidl she founded studio / àr o/ in 2016, where they have been working on architectural, graphic and product design projects ever since.
Via Contardo Ferrini, 21 20135 Milan – Italy
Birth date: 12/04/2016
(4 years old)