Zanocchi & Starke is a multidisciplinary design and architecture studio founded in 2013 in Torino by the italian architect Andrea Zanocchi and the brazilian product designer Carolina Starke.
The projects of Zanocchi & Starke come from their common passion for design, attention to detail and fusion of different professional and cultural experiences.
"The daily interaction between people and the product is the starting point of all our work. We do not simply create objects to be used, but also able to let people happy having them around. We enjoy working with different materials, experiment and combine different manufacturing processes, whether artisanal or industrial."
Co-founder at Z&S, Andrea was born in 1987 in Torino, Italy. He studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino and at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. He worked in Torino in the architectural firm De-Ga (now DUE Costruzioni) dealing with residential projects, and in Rio de Janeiro with RioUrbe following the design of the infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup of 2014.
Co-founder at Z&S, Carolina was born in 1990 in Blumenau, Brazil. She studied industrial design at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Curitiba and at the Politecnico di Torino and she attended the courses of the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino. Already during university, she started her independent activity of design and prototyping, which led her to participate to important design competitions. In 2013, again in Italy, in parallel with Zanocchi & Starke she has collaborated with the Milan-based designer Carlo Tamborini.
Gustavo was born in 1990 in Blumenau, Brazil. Visual artist and photographer, he studied digital design at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Curitiba and business administration at the Universidade Regional de Blumenau. He works as freelance graphic designer and collaborates with Zanocchi & Starke from the beginning.