Product designer and artist, Elena Salmistraro lives and works in Milan. Graduated from Polytechnic University of Milan in 2008, she founded her own studio together with architect Angelo Stoli in 2009, where she has been working on architectural and design projects ever since. She works as a product designer and artist/illustrator for various creative industry’s leading companies, including Alessi, Bosa, Seletti, De Castelli, B-Line,Bitossi Home, Yoox, NasonMoretti, Massimo Lunardon, Okinawa, Texturae, Stone Italiana, Effecte, MyHomeCollection, Durame. Besides, she collaborates with prestigious Art and Design Galleries, such as Camp Design Gallery and DamArte. Her creations are the result of an art – design mix; utmost care for details, painstaking search for shapes’ harmony and poetic style characterize her projects. One of her work’s priorities is the search for objects’ expressive language, which may fascinate people by evoking emotions. Her projects have been selected for some of the most important art exhibitions and design fairs including: “The New Italian Design”, W-Women in Italian Design, “Normali meraviglie La Mano “, “Italian Design Day”, “White in the City”, Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Cosmit-Milan), Step 09 (Milano), Maison&Objet-Paris, Homi, Stockholm furniture and light fair(Stockholm, Sweden). In 2017 won the “Best Emerging Designer Award” at Salone del Mobile- “Salone del Mobile Milano Award”.