giuseppe formica

product design

follow me


Giuseppe Formica (born 1989) is a product designer based in Paris and Milan.

In a world saturated of industrial products, his approach aim to answer in an innovative way to functions, ergonomics, materials and production optimization, while delivering a sense of human touch.

After graduating with a Bachelor at Politecnico of Milan (2011), and a Master at the Design School of Kolding (2014),
he started his career working in studios such as Nendo, L'Oreal, Christophe Pillet,
and Philippe Starck (with whom he collaborated from 2015 to 2020).
Since September 2020, he opened his own studio.


LIGNIN dining chair

LIGNIN dining chair

1 / 
Experimenting with wood veneer, I arrive to the conclusion that this could be used as a textile, if reinforced by gluing it to a support to avoid tearing and by adding more layers.
After weaving the veneer sheets, a flexible seat and backrest are obtained, just like a fabric.
The chair is available with or without armrest, the seat and backrest in leather or wood veneer, the structure in solid ash wood.
    dining chair
    wood, veneer, leather
    november 2020