After graduating in Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Torino in 2004, Giovanni Innella freelanced as a graphic designer and visual designer, to then work for the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. In 2005 he engaged with Interaction Design Lab, becoming a partner soon after. In 2008 Giovanni graduated cum laude from the IM master course at the Design Academy of Eindhoven and has been selected to exhibit his thesis project at the Droog gallery in Amsterdam and the National Architecture Institute of Maastricht. In 2009 he held the position of Senior Researcher at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. During his career as a designer he worked on projects in Europe and Africa, exhibiting at the International Design Biennale of Saint-Etienne, the Fuorisalone of Milan and the Van Abbe Museum of Eindhoven, amongst other venues. Giovanni’s jewellery piece for brand CHP...? is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. With Agata Jaworska, he initiated Institute of Relevant Studies, a network that comes together and collaborates with other Institutes on demand. Currently in a state of beta, IoRS develops new models for business and culture as a form of design and expression. In 2014 Giovanni completed his PhD at Northumbria University. His research aim lies in understanding how the growing presence of design in the media - and the media in design - has impacted the profession of contemporary designers. This also represents his direction for articulating a clearer design critique expressed in both written and visual form.

Currently, Giovanni is an Assistant Professor at Chiba University, Japan.
Currently, Giovanni is an Assistant Professor at Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (Tokyo Metropolitan University), and a visiting lecturer at Chiba University a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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List of Exhibitions:

2019, -162°C, Trading Powers at FireStation, Doha, Qatar. In collaboration with VCUarts Qatar.

2019, GeoMerce for Broken Nature, at La Triennale Design Museum, Milan, IT. With Gionata Gatto. Group show.

2018, -162°C, Trading Powers at Wieden+Kennedy Gallery, Tokyo, JP. In collaboration with VCUarts Qatar.

2018, Dowry at DESIGNART TOKYO, Tokyo, JP.

2018 Design and Its Double (Scarf) for Storie. Il Design Italiano, at La Triennale Design Museum, Milan, IT. Group show.

2017, Design and Its Double at Ayumi Gallery CAVE, Tokyo, JP. Solo show.

2016, The Life Fair. New Body Products at The New Institute, Rotterdam, NL. Co-curatorship with Agata Jaworska

2015 and 2016, Domestic Affairs at Passagen, Cologne, DE – Biennale of Shenzhen (China) – FireStation in Doha (Qatar). Co-curatorship with Agata Jaworska

2015, Money Weaver for TransActing: A Market of Values, at Chelsea College of Art, London, UK. With Tal Drori

2015, GeoMerce at Fuorisalone, Milano, IT. With Gionata Gatto

2014, Design Destinations at MAXXI of Rome, IT. With Tal Drori

2014, Coming Soon at NAiM, Maastricht, NL. Co-curatorship with Lukas Feireiss, Lara Schrijver, Agata Jaworska, Piet Vollaard, Roosje Klap, Saskia van Stein

2011, Chi Ha Paura Retrospective at Vicenzaoro, Vicenza, IT. Group show.

2011, Body Stories at Stedelijk Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL. Group show.

2010, Predictions at International Design Biennale of Saint-Etienne, FR. Group show.

2009, Progetto Invisibile at Cultural Centre Old Pallouriotissa Market, Nicosia, Cyprus. Group show.

2009, Design that Thinks in Lecce, IT. Co-curatorship with Agata Jaworska

2009, NL=New Luxury at Netherlands Architecture Institute, Maastricht, NL. Group show.

2009, Dutchness at Fuorisalone, Milano, IT. Group show

2008, Design Academy Graduation Show Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, NL. Group show.

2008, Master Pieces at Droog Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. Group show.


Selected Publications about Giovanni Innella:

2017, Phenomenology of Design, Domus web (article by Domitilla Dardi)
2016, Design Senza Designer, Editori Laterza (book by Chiara Alessi)
2016, Mondi Possibili. Appunti di Teoria del Design, Edizioni Temporale (book by Marco Petroni)
2015, Expo Soulfood, Flash Art #322 (article by Marco Petroni) 
2015, Exercises in Political Design, Interni magazine #648 (article by Chiara Alessi)
2015, Geomerce, Domus web (article by Matteo Cremonini)
2014, Dopo gli Anni Zero - Il Nuovo Design Italiano, Editori Laterza (book by Chiara Alessi)
2014, Destinations and destinies of Italian design, Domus web (article by Chiara Alessi)
2014, In Movimento, Flash Art #314 (article by Marco Petroni)
2012, Design at the Mirror, Abitare web (article by Marco Petroni)
2011, Chi ha paura. Who’s afraid of contemporary jewellery? (Catalogue) Electa Italy


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