Elisa Ossino is a Sicilian-born, Milan-based designer and architect who has collaborated with Salvatori for a number of years, creating with us a host of collections that embrace the world of interior design in its entirety. Collections such as the Proiezione series of tables, the enduringly popular Omaggio a Morandi decorative pieces and Intarsi family of wall art all bear her hallmark elegance and deft touch.
Among the most recent work we have undertaken together is Utopia, her trio of miniature houses as part of The Village, a multi-designer initiative that explores the concept of home as a haven, interpreted in a contemporary key. A small-scale replica of the multi-cultural, eclectic world we inhabit, the series of diminutive sculptures inject a sense of familiarity and intimacy into any room of a home.
Elisa studied at Politecnico di Milano. In 2006, she founded Elisa Ossino Studio, focusing on residential and retail interiors, product design, art direction and set design. Her work combines geometric abstraction, monochromes, metaphysical and surrealist references, creating a coherent and allusive relationship between light, objects and space, identified by the strong feature of her sign. To inspire Elisa’s compositional style is a figure of scenic suspension, recurring in the weightless design of each intervention. Essential lines and geometries are the distinctive features of her designs, giving a profoundly theatrical feeling to the space they are located in.
Her works have been published in Italy and abroad and exhibited in prestigious locations and galleries. In 2016, some of her design projects were exhibited at “W-Women in Italian Design” for the 9th edition of the Triennale Design Museum. Over the years she has received several national and international awards including an EDIDA 2020 – Elle Deco International Design Award in the ‘Best bathroom’ category with Balnea designed for Salvatori. In 2019 and 2020 she was named among the ‘Top 100 Interior Designers of the year’ by AD.
In addition to her studio activity, Elisa Ossino pursues a host of other initiatives, including Nume, a childrens’ design brand she co-created in 2004 and for which she designed the furniture collection. In 2010, she set up with others Officina Temporanea, a project that connects design and artistic expression, identifying social issues as one of the main areas of interest. In 2019 she co-founded H+O, a brand dedicated to surface design, exhibitions and multidisciplinary installations that explore new languages for interiors and contemporary lifestyles. The same year she inaugurated an apartment gallery located in the historic Brera district of Milan.
Since 2016 she has been teaching at the IUAV University of Venice in the “Interactive Media for Interior Design” Master’s course. Among the directions that she has recently impressed on her work lies a renovated interest for visual arts and multimedia’s potential linguistics.