ABOUT ELLA X ELLA

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who we are

our studio

Ellaquadro is multidisciplinary design studio founded in Milan in 2020 by a couple of designer with similar backgrounds but different sensibilities. Together they create a duo able to move across product, furniture, interior, communication design and design management.

MATTEO SQUAIELLA

Matteo is a Product designer.

Born in Ferrara (Italy) in 1984, with an art background he studied first at IUAV, where he obtained his bechelor degree in Industrial Design, and then at the Politecnico di Milano, where he completed his studies with a Master degree in Product Design for Innovation.

He collaborated with different design studios in Milan, amongs them SenseLab, Alberto Nason Design Studio, Shannon Sadler Design Studio. In the academic field he collaborates in the Design department at the Politecnico di Milano.

LAURA TARDELLA

Laura is a Product, Communication and Strategy designer.

Born in Tolentino (Italy) in 1993, after classical studies she obtained a bachelor degree in Design from the University of San Marino Republic and a Master degree in Product Design for Innovation from Politecnico di Milano, with full marks and honours. As a freelancer, she collaborates with Total Tool Milano for Product, System and Strategy design and she is a teaching assistant in Geometry for Design, course helded by Prof. Ramin Razani at the Bachelor Degree in Design in San Marino University. She carried out internships in particular at Kensaku Oshiro design studio and at Spalvieri & Del Ciotto design studio. Her work has also been awarded by ADI, Italian Association for Industrial Design.

Matteo Squaiella
Laura Tardella

Matteo is a Product designer.

Born in Ferrara (Italy) in 1984, with an art background he studied first at IUAV, where he obtained his bechelor degree in Industrial Design, and then at the Politecnico di Milano, where he completed his studies with a Master degree in Product Design for Innovation.

He collaborated with different design studios in Milan, amongs them SenseLab, Alberto Nason Design Studio, Shannon Sadler Design Studio. In the academic field he collaborates in the Design department at the Politecnico di Milano.

Laura is a Product, Communication and Strategy designer.

Born in Tolentino (Italy) in 1993, after classical studies she obtained a bachelor degree in Design from the University of San Marino Republic and a Master degree in Product Design for Innovation from Politecnico di Milano, with full marks and honours. As a freelancer, she collaborates with Total Tool Milano for Product, System and Strategy design and she is a teaching assistant in Geometry for Design, course helded by Prof. Ramin Razani at the Bachelor Degree in Design in San Marino University. She carried out internships in particular at Kensaku Oshiro design studio and at Spalvieri & Del Ciotto design studio. Her work has also been awarded by ADI, Italian Association for Industrial Design.

Awards

 

ADI Targa Giovani / Honorable Mention
PONO: Fastening system
Project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, L. Yue, M. Pontillo, M. Tolomei, M. Zangoli
- September 2020

 

•  Expo Dubai 2020, Connecting Spaces / Winning project

Competition winning project with "CO-SITE", modular system for the Italian Pavilion.
Project by Matteo Squaiella, Hankang Jin, Steven Reyes

- August 2020

 

University Seal - UNIRSM Design 
to Laura Tardella “in product design, for the victory of national and international competitions with projects that promote a sustainable behavior for the environment and communities”
- May 2019

 

Certificate “Lombardy Excellences”

Recognition by Lombardy Region, Italy

to “PONO: Fastening System”

Project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, L. Yue, M. Pontillo, M. Tolomei, M. Zangoli 
- December 2018

 

ADI Design Index / Targa Giovani 2018

Selection of “PONO: Fastening system”

Index edited by ADI - Industrial Design Association

Selected project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, L. Yue, M. Pontillo, M. Tolomei, M. Zangoli 

- October 2018

 

Nutella - Hack the Icon / 1st Prize
Winning project of the hackathon
“Caffè?” - moka coffee dispenser
Powered by Nutella Italy, Wired Italy, Alessi,

Politecnico di Milano
Project by Laura Tardella, Alberto Zerbi

- March 2018

 

Mural dedicated to Arch. Albini / Winning project
Realization of a mural dedicated to Arch. Franco Albini

Powered by Franco Albini Foundation, Politecnico di Milano, Triennale di Milano, Comune di Milano

Project by Laura Tardella, Seda Ayvazyan, Marica Magnifico, Marilisa Pontillo

Ponte Via Curie, Milan

- April 2017

 

Fabric-Action / Winning project MDW17

Selection and exposition of “Paidìa” - hemp baby coat

Powered by Politecnico di Milano, Polifactory, Sant’Anatolia's Museo della Canapa

Project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, M. Tolomei

Place: Università Statale di Milano

Milan Design Week 2017

- April 2017

 

+ Fabric-Action, initiative selected for ADI Index 2018
- October 2018

 

3D Hubs - Fashion Accessories / 1st Prize
Fashion accessories design contest
Powered by Confartigianato Imprese Marche
Project by Laura Tardella, Chiara Pirro
- December 2015

Publications

Domus Web

with "STAR ARCHETYPES" - virtual installation

Pixel City by DOS - Design Open’ Spaces,

Project by Ellaquadro

Milan Design Week 2020

- October 2020

 

XXVI Compasso d'Oro, Attestato Targa Giovani
with "PONO: Fastening system"
Project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, L. Yue, M. Pontillo, M. Tolomei, M. Zangoli

ADI - Industrial Design Association
- September 2020

 

Living Corriere
Article "Giovani designer volano a Expo Dubai 2020"

with "CO-SITE"
Project by Matteo Squaiella, Hanjang Jin, Steven Reyes. With Acell Italy srl

Corriere della Sera
- October 2019

 

Smart City - people, technology, materials

/ Edizioni LSWR

with "The 6 Smart Stilts" Installation

Material Connexion's Exposition book

Installation's research and coordination by Laura Tardella

- March-April 2019

 

ADI Design Index 2018
with "PONO: Fastening system"

Project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, L. Yue, M. Pontillo, M. Tolomei, M. Zangoli

ADI - Industrial Design Association
- October 2018

 

Wired Italy 
Article "Hack The Icon, il vasetto di Nutella

diventa dosatore per la moka"

with "Caffè?" - moka coffee dispencer

Project by Laura Tardella, Alberto Zerbi

Wired Italy
- May 2018

 

Pop Up Magazine
Article "Conversazioni sul ruolo del design nell’upcycling"

PopHouse Magazine n.4

Interview with Laura Tardella and the other winners of "Nutella - Hack the Icon"
- March 2018

 

Shapediver
Article "Turn On The Light"

with "Clam" lampshade
Project by Laura Tardella for Zooi Fucina
- December 2017

 

Domus
Article "Le sorprese della canapa"

with "Paidìa" - hemp baby coat

Project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, M. Tolomei

Domus Green

- September 2017

 

Interni Magazine
Article "Fabric Action, Valnerina Experience"

with "Paidìa" - hemp baby coat

Project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, M. Tolomei

Interni n.3

Project by Laura Tardella
- June 2017

 

Corriere dal Sera
Article "Dai tessuti ai pannelli edili. Così la canapa risolleva l’Umbria ferita dal sisma"

with "Paidìa" - hemp baby coat

Project by Laura Tardella, C. C. Antonietti, M. Tolomei

Corriere della Sera

- April 2017

 

Riflesso Magazine
Article "Un tributo al designer Richard Sapper"

Riflesso Magazine

By Matteo Squaiella
- April 2017

 

Giro Giro Tondo. Design for children
Exhibition book

with "Wooden Sculpture"

Electa

Project by Matteo Squaiella
- April 2017

 

Riflesso Magazine
Article "Il design sociale nella sua dimensione umana"

Riflesso Magazine

By Matteo Squaiella
- April 2016

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