selvaggia armani

Selvaggia Armani was born in Trento in 1968. After high school she attended the Politecnico of Milan studying Architecture, and from where she graduated in 1994 with a dissertation on the design of new exhibition spaces in the museum.


During her university studies she cultivated the interest for the Graphic Arts, attending for a year a course of illustration at the European Institute of Design in Milan, developing in the meantime some research in the painting field.


In 1995 she took part in a group exhibition highlighting young artists at the Galleria delle Arti in Bologna and launched her own exhibition at the Galleria "L'Isola" in Trento, publishing a catalog of her works.


Since 1996 her research has extended to the world of textiles, working with various companies of the industry.


Since 1997 she designs and manufactures her own brand of home textiles and informal clothing, and as developing of which she invents a series of accessories using different materials.


In 2006 she began to paint fabrics, jersey, linen, cotton, creating unique pieces of clothing using various types of graphics and embroidery.


Since 2009 she collaborates with .Exnovo, one of Italy's leader companies in 3D digital printing for which she designs various kinds of lamps and home accessories, which are presented in different editions of Maison & Objects (furniture fair in Paris) and various editions of the Fuori Salone in Milan, as well as in an edition of the Salone del Mobile in the section Euroluce (2013).


Since 2012 she designs an entire collection of jewelry for the new brand .Bijouets using the 3D digital printing technique.


In 2013 she established the new brand Selvaggia Armani Handpainted which produces leather accessories and hand painted ceramics of which she follows all the stages of production and marketing in various Italian Concept Stores.


Since October 2013, for a year, some of her lamps and home accessories, designed for .exnovo, are exposed in NYC for the project NY-APART.


In 2014 various pieces designed for .Bijouets are exhibited at Vicenzaoro fair.


In May, she began to work with the American company Edelman Leather, leader in the market of leather upholstery for furniture, for which she paints walls and furniture upholstered in leather during the Hospitality Design and Expo held in Las Vegas, USA.




Selvaggia Armani




Since June her articles in the collection Selvaggia Armani Handpainted and some lamps designed for .Exnovo are on sale at Mos, Matter of Stuff, English online gallery of products of art and design.


Since July, the jewelry designed for .Bijouets are sold in the Design Stores of various museums: in London at the Tate ModernGallery for the exhibition of Kazimir Malevich, in Copenhagen at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and in Trento at the Muse, Museum of Natural Sciences, with the D.N.A bracelet, earrings and necklace designed exclusively for the venue.


In October, at the Edelman Leather showroom in New York City, in the D&D Building, the new collection of hand painted leather with 12 different patterns is presented to the press and customers, and with the occasion three hand painted accessories are donated to a charity auction in favour of the FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.


The jewelry designed for .Bijouets are selected from LOOT 2014: MAD ABOUT JEWERLY. Annual exhibition and sale of contemporary jewelry at MAD, Museum of Art and Design in New York.


Selvaggia Armani Handpainted's Flower pattern for Edelman Leather is one of the four finalists in the "fabric residential" section in the Interior Design Best of the Years Awards.


From 15 December to 30 January she participates with some creations, at the Galleria Secondome in Rome at "Designer's Joy", a group exhibition of twenty international designers, on contemporary jewelry.


Her necklace "Beads", made with 3D printing for .Bijouets has been selected and is exposed in the Futuro section curated by Aldo Bakker, in the new Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza.


In February 2015, with the articles designed for .Bijouets, Selvaggia participates in the exhibition and annual sale Bijoux! at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.


In March 2015 she participates during the annual design week in London, in the Edelman Leather showroom at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, to the presentation to the press and to the customers of the hand painted products, painting "live" a "design classic" made of skin.


At the end of March the presentation of the collection Selvaggia Armani Handpainted for Edelman Leather will take place in their showroom in Los Angeles, California.


On April 28 th she will take part at the "Bloomberg Businessweek's Design Conference" at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, with a solo presentaion about design and new technologies.