“Design is Mapping Out Human Logic” opens in SACI’s Maidoff Gallery, January 14, 2016 at 6pm



JANUARY 14 – FEBRUARY 26, 2016

Opening: Thursday, January 14 at 6pm

Exhibition of graphic works by SACI Communication Design Area FacultyRaffaele Cingottini (Web Design), Anne Duvernoy (Italian Fashion Design), Sylvie Duvernoy (Architectural Drawing), Elena Lombardi (Illustration), Dusko Stojanovic (Typography and Graphic Design), & Camilla Torna (Infographics, Communication Design, Graphic Design, Graduate Seminar: History & Theory).

Raffaele CingottiniRaffaele Cingottini has studied Communication Sciences and Computer Engineering at the University of Siena. He is the founder and CEO of Do You Speak Graphics, an advertising and web design company based in Lucca. Since 2007, he has been an instructor of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. He has created the brand images and the websites for numerous companies throughout Italy.

Anne DuvernoyAnne Duvernoy studied fashion design and pattern making at Esmod Paris, where she earned a diplôme specializing in Men’s Wear. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, for an eclectic one semester exchange program. Over the last twenty years she has worked for world-renowned sportswear companies both as a designer and a product developer covering all aspects of the creative process, materials research, and production methods. She has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Florence and the Politecnico di Milano.

Architectural Drawing by Sylvie Duvernoy - Cappella PazziSylvie Duvernoy is a graduate of the University of Paris in 1982 and a professional architect. In 1988 she received a Dottorato di Ricerca from the Architecture Department of the University of Florence. She presently teaches architectural drawing at the University of Florence and at the Politecnico di Milano. Her post-graduate research focuses on the reciprocal influences between mathematics and architecture. The results of her studies have been published and presented in several international papers and meetings.  In addition to her research and teaching activities, she is a partner in an architecture firm in Florence that carries out remodeling and restoration projects, as well as projects involving new constructions in Italy and abroad.

Artwork by Elena LombardiElena Lombardi has a Laurea in Industrial Design from the University of Florence. Elena has studied all forms of static and moving image-making. She has traveled the world for inspiration, attending an Illustration Workshop at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, and working for world-renowned digital production companies. She specializes in illustration and character design for digital media and in the design of educational products. She has been a guest lecturer at numerous design schools in Italy and Sweden.

Design by Dusko StojanovicDusko Stojanovic completed his degree in Industrial and Product Design at the University of Belgrade, and earned a Laurea in Industrial Design and Visual Communication from the University of Florence. He began his professional career in 2002 in Belgrade’s “Orange Studio” where he became Account Team Leader for such clients as Converse, Philip Morris, Coca-Cola, Delta Sport (Nike), the Serbian national football team, and the Serbian National Philharmonic orchestra. After moving to Italy, he worked as a freelance designer for Florence’s Diaframma agency and began creating logos, labels, and web designs for the most prominent wine label studios in Europe, including that of Simonetta Doni. He also started instructing university-level students in Multimedia, Typography, Graphic Design, Color Theory, and Visual Communications. He is currently preparing a user’s manual of basic Typographical principles.

Design by Camilla TornaCamilla Torna has a Laurea in Art History from the University of Florence. Camilla’s thesis paper was on “Push Pin Studios.”  She studied and worked for several years in New York City as a graphic designer. When she returned to Florence, she shared a design and illustration studio with two illustrators, whose principal clients were publishers of children’s books. From 1998 until 2002, she lived in Vienna where she was first exposed to infographics design and worked as a design consultant in the field of education and training. Her strong interest in the visualization of ideas and related visual narratives is evident in the founding of her company ICASTIC and in her research about visualizing time. Camilla has involved SACI students in design projects dealing with local cultural roots and community issues, including projects for the San Lorenzo district of Florence and Florentine primary schools.

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Palazzo Jules Maidoff
Via Sant’Egidio, 14 – Florence, Italy

Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 7pm
Admission is free



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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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