Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci are originally from Colle d’Elsa, near Siena, where the “Archirivolto” studio still has its head office today. While studying architecture in Florence, Claudio, Marco and some friends put up an experimental theatre group. When they decided to focus their joint efforts on design, consolidating their ties of friendship, their interest in theatre strongly influenced the set-up of their new studio, drenched in creativity, sense of reality, respect and attention for the public. Keen on gaining an insight into the world of production and the market, they started off managing an interior decoration shop.
In 1983 they opened Archirivolto as an industrial planning and architecture studio, which from 1989 has been working exclusively on industrial design. For Archirivolto, a project starts from the direct relationship with the customer and a good product has to have an affordable price.The search for the most innovative materials and processes allows for the best results to be achieved in terms of a quality-price ratio; this is one of the main activities of the studio.
For Archirivolto, design is beauty, harmony and freedom and cannot therefore be bound by strict, pre-established rules, nor can it be the privilege of a social or cultural elite. The designer is committed to creating beauty for everyone and to make design approachable for an ever-increasing number of people.