Founded in Treviso in 2013, the Zanellato Bortotto studio was created thanks to the creative union between Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto. Both earned a degree in industrial design from IUAV University in Venice, prior to continuing their studies at the ECAL, in Switzerland.
After finishing their studies, they set out on individual paths: Giorgia joined the design team at Fabrica, while Daniele worked for a while for Swiss designer Adrien Rovero. The first collaboration between the two as a duo was for Acqua Alta, a collection they dedicated to the city of Venice, which was presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, in 2013.
The project stood out from the start, thus becoming the start of a long and carefully researched union that continues to this day.
Works by the Zanellato Bortotto studio have been exhibited at several museums, such as the MAXXI Roma and the Triennale Design Museum and Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and the studio can count numerous collaborations with important names in the Italian and international design panorama, including Nilufar, Moroso, Rubelli, Tod’s, Alcantara. From their collaboration with Cappellini, the Arengario carpet was born, a sincere homage to the Masters of Design responsible for the construction of the iconic namesake building in Milan.