Stefano Maffei


Architect and a Ph.D. in design. As Full Professor at the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, he teaches service design and design phenomenology. His current research and work interests are focused on service design innovation, design-driven innovation in local productive systems, new production-distribution models, and advanced-distributed micro manufacturing systems. He was the past coordinator (2005-2010) of Sistema Design Italia (SDI) and he directed Design Research Maps, a national research project studying academic design research activities in Italy (2008-2010) that received the ADI’s (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) XXII° Compasso D’Oro Prize for design research (2011). He is a design curator and critic for the Subalterno1 design gallery, one of the most important Italian galleries for the self-production design scene; for the Triennale di Milano Design Museum he served on the curators’ committee that organized the “New Italian Design” exhibition (2007) and curated the exhibitions “Magma Fossile” (2009) and “Designoftheotherthings” (2010).