Guglielmo Poletti (b. 1987) is an Italian designer. He founded his practice in 2016 after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he earned an MA in Contextual Design. Currently based in Milan, his studio covers a variety of projects that range from custom pieces and limited edition series, to collaborations with the industry.
Poletti’s practice investigates the inherent constructive potential of materials through a deconstructive approach to form, aiming to shed light on the logical foundations of each project. This translates into archetypal reconfigurations which revolve around the articulation of tensions and balances – precise gestures through which the notions of limit and perception are often challenged both physically and visually. Beyond their apparent simplicity, Poletti’s rigorous compositions stand as metaphors of solved complexities, referencing minimalist sensibilities through their architectural qualities.
Deprived of superfluous conceptual narratives and stylistic redundancies, his research is in constant pursuit of a sublimation of the process, true dispensing agent of an aesthetic always subordinated to structural considerations. Grounded on a thinking by doing philosophy, his methodology entails an experimental attitude where intuition is triggered by the making, while analytical thinking plays a complementary role in restricting arbitrary choices throughout the implementation phases of an idea. Supported by his consistent criteria, Poletti’s outcomes are informed by a coherent vocabulary that overcomes typological differentiations.