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Carlo Lorenzetti


Carlo Lorenzetti (b. 1990 Chicago, IL) is a designer from Michigan, USA. His formative training in pottery was the basis for his undergraduate studies, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design where he studied ceramics and furniture design. Here the focus of his research was the relationship of digital fabrication to traditional craft techniques.

In 2015 he received his Masters degree from the Contextual Design department at Design Academy Eindhoven where his research was grounded in psychology and themes of the subconscious. Here his fascinations shifted away from hybrid fabrication methods to user experience. His craft background served as a foundation to explore domestic and primal archetypes in relation to human behavior, researching themes of the subconscious and psychoanalysis in relation to the design of objects.. An elemental core to his work are vessels and containers, which offer a physical and symbolic platform to work from. He currently lives and works in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


Design Academy Eindhoven, MA Contextual Design, Netherlands, 2015.

University of Michigan, BFA Furniture & Ceramics, USA, 2012.

DIS Furniture Design in Scandinavia, Denmark, 2011.


Everyday Gallery Opening, Antwerp, Belgium, 2019.

Dutch Invertuals, The Circle, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2019 .

The Graduate(s), Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France, 2018.

Dutch Invertuals Fundamentals, Dutch Design Week, 2017.

Material Shift, Open Atelier at NRE Terrain DDW, Netherlands, 2017.

The Materialists: Paper, Dutch Design Week, The Netherlands, 2017.

The Graduate(s), currated by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano, CWG London UK, 2017

Dutch Invertuals Harvest, London Design Festival, UK, 2017.

Dutch Invertuals Harvest, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, France, 2017.

IN Residence Talisman, Salone Del Mobile, Italy, 2017

Dutch Invertuals Harvest, Salone Del Mobile, Italy, 2017.

OPERAE Independent Design Festival, Turin, Italy, 2016.

Dutch Invertuals Power Play, Netherlands, 2016.

Wild Things, curated by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano, Belgium, 2016.

Dutch Invertuals Advanced Relics, Salone Del Mobile, Italy, 2016.

Touch Base, Salone Del Mobile, Italy, 2016.

OBJECT Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2016.

Dutch Invertuals No Static, Morphodynamic with EDHV, Netherlands. 2015.

DAE Graduation Show DDW, Netherlands, 2015.

Work at Home DDW, With the Pottery Yacht Club, Netherlands, 2015.

Designing Scarcity, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Netherlands, 2014.

Open Atelier at Sectie C DDW, Netherlands, 2014.

Synthesis UM Graduation Show, Michigan, USA, 2012.


IN Residence #10 Imaginative Rituals, Italy, 2016.


The Canny Uncanny, Carlo Lorenzetti takes theory in hand, DAMN magazine, 2018.

Dutch Design Week Design Butter, 2017.

DDW16: Dutch Invertuals,, 2016

... Advanced Relics exhibition displays intangibles as physical items, Dezeen, 2016. ...Dutch Invertuals

go global with their futuristic ‘Advanced Relics’, Wallpaper, 2016.

Meat Lamps, Bulging Ceramics and Office Furniture from the Future, Core77, 2016.

Arts Thread Milan 16: DAE Touch Base, Arts Thread, 2016.

Report Dalla Fiera Di Design Di Rotterdam, Elle Decor, 2016.

DAE ... real-world problems innovative thinking, Inhabitat, 2015.

Making beautiful music with the mdx-540,, 2011.


Materials Specialist, EDHV, Netherlands, 2016.

Sculpture Studio Technician, University of Michigan, USA, 2013.

Studio Assistant Ceramic Artist Susan Crowell, USA, 2012.

Studio Assistant Metal Artist L. John Andrew, USA, 2012.

Internship Public Artist William Dennisuk, USA, 2010.

Internship Performance Artist Pat Oleszko, USA, 2009.

Studio Assistant Stewart & Stewart Print House, USA, 2009.