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Corrado Cotignano

Industrial Designer

Corrado is the founder of COTIGNANODESIGN. As a senior industrial designer, he currently works as a freelance design consultant in Italy.
Recently he worked on Vivitalia, an hub for cultural events and exhibitions by IICCI in Mumbai, India; earlier, while living in Mumbai, he did design a format for a gelato shops franchise with 7 gelato parlors done.
He has made also the interior design format of visa application centers, located in multiple countries, for both BLS International and VFS Global. He is also part of Metrovia, a concept intended to redesign the Rome rail network with 6 new metro lines running on existing tracks.

Among his past work experience, he worked in Milan at Target Srl, an Italian company manufacturing display stands, as a senior designer, also helping in the company's Indian subsidiary start-up. Prior to Target, Corrado was an independent designer who has spent almost five years in India, working with many companies: he was leading the Mumbai office of DPSA+D (De Ponte Architects, an architecture firm based in Milan), the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce helping in designing and managing exhibitions, publications and more. He went to Mumbai as a Product design lecturer, teaching students at Raffles Design International Mumbai (a Singapore based college).

Before leaving for the Indian adventure, he was an independent designer working at architecture firms in Rome doing interior design and developing bespoke furniture, or leading web design teams for Italian institutions such as the Council of Architects, Italian Geographical Society, Ministry of Education.

He aas also worked at the University of Rome TRE, as a researcher involved in EU-funded research projects in Architecture.
He had three internships in vehicle design companies as such as Fiat Centro Stile, Honda R&D Europe and Alfa Romeo Advanced Design, where he developed design concepts, full scale mock-ups, product development (from market research, target customer definition, early concept generation, platform selection, competitive analysis) and presentations.
Corrado holds a bachelor's cum laude in industrial design from University of Rome Sapienza and a master's in Transportation Interface Design from IED-Istituto Europeo di Design, Turin.