DWA Design Studio

Architecture Firm Milan / Italy

28
DWA Design Studio 28
DWA Design Studio
DWA was born in 2005 in Milan. When we started, we were convinced that two heads and two sets of
hands were better than one. Today our office relies on a few more heads and hands, but the basic idea
has not changed. We are a careful multidisciplinary reality aware of the changes around us. We have
different gazes but we share the same vision. We value our roots, but we strive to nourish them with new
stimuli.
In our work we interlace solidity and fluidity, complying the creative process to the many ways of living.
We dialogue across-the-board with the world of design, fashion and living, ranging from interior to
exhibition design, from retail to art direction to product research.
We design private and public spaces in which to live, relax and share. We design concept stores and
shop windows to enshrine or enhance items and precious accessories. We create sets, installations and
site-specific works for temporary exhibitions and events in the field of fashion, luxury and design. From
large to small, from the container to the content, we give identity to our projects from concept to
completion, turning them into creative solutions in accord with our customers’ needs.
Our work is the result of continuous dialogue between creativity and research, rigor and inspiration. We
love the surprise, the detail that can reinvent objects freeing them from their ordinary function. We
investigate the essence of shapes and materials to create new combinations and contrasts. We love
mixing high and low, simple and complex, minimalism and abundance, pure lines and details able to
embellish them. From the sheet of an old notebook to the gold of a safety blanket turned into a rug or a
bright ceiling, every day we invent a new alphabet of living.
Frederik De Wachter and Alberto Artesani met in Milan after years of experience in renowned studios in
Barcelona, Milan and Antwerp. DWA was born in 2005 from their shared vision and the interweaving of
their different sensitivities.
DWA Design Studio
DWA Design Studio

DWA was born in 2005 in Milan. When we started, we were convinced that two heads and two sets of hands were better than one. Today our office relies on a few more heads and hands, but the basic idea has not changed. We are a careful multidisciplinary reality aware of the changes around us. We have different gazes but we share the same vision. We value our roots, but we strive to nourish them with new stimuli. In our work we interlace solidity and fluidity, complying the creative process to...

Follow DWA Design Studio also on