Matteo Ragni was born in Milan in 1972. He took a degree in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic.
Since 1994 he has focused on design in a wide range of industrial and crafts contexts, concentrating
on questions of function combined with typological innovation. He has worked for many companies,
often mixing his activity as a designer with the role of creative director, creating perfectly
synchronized systems of communication and production. His working relationships with Italian and
international producers have allowed him to construct a modus operandi that adapts to the
background and history of each individual brand, in the conviction that this is the only way for the
role of the designer to take on an ethical character, contributing to true evolution.
In 2001, at the age of 29, Matteo Ragni became one of the youngest talents to win a Compasso
d’Oro award, with the disposable utensil Moscardino, designed together with Giulio Iacchetti. In
2014 he was assigned a second Compasso d’Oro, again with Giulio Iacchetti, for the design of a
series of manhole covers for Montini. He has received many other national and international
honors, underscoring his
discreet, eclectic approach always driven by the pursuit of irony and thoughtful, clean design