CARLO RAMPAZZI

DESIGNER

Design: an ironic outburst.
Carlo Rampazzi, a Swiss architect and designer from Ascona, obtained his qualifications in architecture and interior design in Lugano and Paris. He began his career in 1970 as a designer, creating a neo-massimalist style that saw him interpret classic furniture through a contemporary touch. In 1974 he founded his own company Selvaggio SA and, in 1988, he worked with Alessandro Mendini at Abitare il Tempo, in Verona. In the early 90’s he became a successful interior designer, leaving his unmistakable mark in many prestigious projects, including the Gran Hotel Tschuggen in Arosa, the Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona and the Carlton Hotel in St.Moritz. Recently he has discovered an interest for fashion and footwear design. His creativity and artistic talent are completed by a great ability to understand dreams and fantasies. “I don’t follow any style or trend. My concept of maximalism should be understood as a response to the current mainstream in design.” Ignoring trends, his visionary creativity unifies past, present and future in a timeless design, reflecting his vision where opulent baroque design combines with the reduced, simple and clear lines of minimalism.

For Extroverso, Carlo Rampazzi created Zebra.