Sara Ricciardi was born in Benevento 31 years ago, between peacock feathers and many books.
She lives and works in Milan.
She is a multifaceted designer who studied in Milan, Istanbul and New York. She graduated in 2015 at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts), specializing in Product Design. 6 years ago, she opened her own studio where she designs products for companies, unique pieces for galleries, perform actions, interiors and installations.
Her approach is characterized by a deep narrative exploration: each aesthetic derives from a specific story. The form follows the message. At the base of her method there is a great poetic and formal research. Materials and production are always defined together with the help of great masters of the Italian craftsmanship.
She is a major collector of bizarre objects. She was selected by Wallpaper among the finalists of “Next Designer Generation” - 2018 edition - together with Officine Panerai.
During the same occasion she also designed her first interior "Eden", for the haute couture store of Luisa Via Roma in Florence.
Among the brands she worked for, there are Visionnaire, Houtique, Coin Casa, Culti, Giorgetti, Schloss Hollenegg Design.
In 2019 she became the art director of the project "La Grande Bellezza - The Dream Factory" for the Starhotels Group. It was a patronage project for the high Italian craftsmanship, in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni, OMA Osservatorio dei Mestieri D'Arte di Firenze and Gruppo Editoriale.
She teaches Social Design and Relational Practices at NABA and holds courses and lectures about Urban generation for various institutions and foundations. TheDesign Undergraduate class from NABA honored Sara by including her among the “Women of contemporary Italian design” with the exhibition “Women in Design”.
She is the founder and member of the collective “The Ladies' Room” together with other designers such as Agustina Bottoni, Ilaria Bianchi and Astrid Luglio. This collaborative project is about the creation of sensory projects for various art galleries such as Building Gallery in Milan and Amelie Maison D'Art in Paris.