Born in Italy in 1978, Rampelotto graduated at the Vienna University of Applied Arts under the tuition of Borek Sipek and Ross Lovegrove. After working for Reinhard Plank and Eoos, he founded his own studio “Ideas of Patrick Rampelotto” in 2009 and the collective gallery “Spazio Pulpo” in 2016. He works mostly with remnants of culture – discarded mass products, prototypes never produced, archived crystal lamps, machines without a use, famous quotes or patterns – taken out of context and abstracted. Through misappropriation of industrial and handcraft techniques, he creates poetic objects that blend archaic and futuristic aesthetics. His work has been exhibited in institutions such as the Museum of Applied Arts of Vienna, the Imperial Furniture Collection of Vienna, MUMOK, Prag National Museum and the Hamburg Museum of Art and Design, as well as produced in mass for Interio and Quinze & Milan. He lives and works in Vienna.
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