In 2004 Elena Manferdini founded Atelier Manferdini, a design office that has been a highly visible advocate of design excellence. It has been recognized internationally for its ability to create imaginative architecture, fashion and object design. Currently the firm is designing a 250,000 sq. ft. master plan in Macerata (Italy) including 80 apartments, a museum, a public library and an open theater. Atelier Manferdini has been selected to design a 150,000 sq. ft. residential tower in Guiyang (China) along with other 9 leading design firms from all around the world. Her architectural projects have been exhibited internationally in both architecture and art museums: her work is currently showcased at IIC, in Los Angeles. Two years ago she was invited to design the West Coast Pavilion, representing USA at the Beijing Biennale at the Chinese Millennium Museum. This year she is curating the West Coast USA session of the upcoming Beijing Biennale exhibition. Recently, the firm has collaborated with numerous industries: MTV, Fiat, Nike, Alessi, Ottaviani, Valentino and FolliFollie are selected examples. In addition to leading her design practice, Elena Manferdini teaches at design studios and technology seminars at SCI-Arc.
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