Adriano Design at Designersblock London 09

September 15, 2009


adriano design is the brand name used by Davide and Gabriele Adriano to promote their industrial projects and products design.
The Italian brothers were born in Piedmont and are both architects.

Davide was born in Cuneo in 1968. He graduated in Architecture at the Turin Polytechnic where he recently begun to teach Industrial Design.
Gabriele was born in Turin in 1971 and graduated in Architecture. He went on to master in Ergonomics at the Turin Polytechnic where he too teaches Industrial Design.

Ever since university, their design projects have been awarded Italian and international prizes and honors, among which many ADI DESIGN INDEX selections. They opened their Turin studio in 1999, after a two year collaboration together with Giugiaro Design and since then have jointly created innovative products, many of which have been produced by companies such as Scavolini, Centro Ricerche FIAT, Carpigiani, Foppapedretti, Ritmonio, Tonelli, Meritalia, Macaedis, Colomer, CMA, Industrie IFI, Melitta, Cafina, Merlo, Carrara&Matta, Bemis, Ferrero Kinder Sorpresa, Ogtm, Nobili Rubinetterie e Garofoli.


The Original Teckell Collection is Adriano Design’s reinterpretation of the table top sport of “foosball”. From their collaboration with B.lab Italia and through an ongoing environmentally conscience research, Green Teckell is born; a truly original lifestyle and luxury design.
This limited edition inserts itself as the first of a new generation of B.lab’s best seller Teckell Collection. Teckell is now becoming Green for its innovated design and use of materials; aluminum, crystal, and now wood. The elegant use of natural wood such as walnut for the constructing of the legs, handles, players and points bar distinguishes this version from the previous collection. Green Teckell as well as the entire Teckell family is crafted by local Italian artisans combining their years of experience with the most sophisticated technologies.
Wood is a material that doesn’t age, it matures, like the game foosball; a classic entertainment for all social classes and age groups. Green’s simple but pure design is created to have zero impact on the environment with the use of completely recyclable natural materials; aluminum, glass and wood.
Green Teckell is not just an ageless game, Teckell is EVER Green.


Bajca is the new writing tool of our age , a “Smile Keypad” that allows to express yourself trough emoticons : you plug it in your desktop or personal computer and it adds 16 keys, each of them represents a different emotion. Finally each emoticon won’t be just a combination of keys, but a single and dedicated key .
New collections of keys will extend the number of emoticons that Bajca can express and exchange on the web. The keys will be used to create jewels to wear and show: they will represent the “emoticon” that describes best every moment of the day.
Bajca is produced by Progind, designed by AdrianoDesign and its software and hardware is developed by Ribes Informatica. This synergic collaboration between Piedmont realities led to the birth of this new typing tool and took place in Ivrea, a crucial place for the evolution of writing and typing tools: where Olivetti made history with typing machines and personal computers.


2008 was an exceptionally lively year for Turin design.

As reigning World Design Capital the city wisely played the card of innovation, enlisting the robust intelligence of local manufacturing experience.
The extraordinary international visibility of this design sector generated a rich humus fostering the birth of projects that further displayed the local know-how and potential.
One of the rich crop of ideas spawned by this fertile year is the joint venture of VANNI glasses and Adriano Design.

The innovative collection Adriano Design for VANNI forms the benchmark of an all-Torinese approach to eyewear.

Fruit of this meeting between two leading lights of the city development, the new models kick off with a temple revolution: not only is the temple double, it is off-centre: hence twice the number of joints with the front and four non-aligned pivot points.

The whole hinge gains practicality and reliability, and the grub screws don’t come undone. “We’ve been wearing glasses for years,” say Davide and Gabriele Adriano, who designed the collection, “and so often we’ve found they somehow flatten a person’s expression. That sparked off the idea of off-centring the hinge, making a three-dimensional shape where people have come to expect a line; the aim being to create a ‘new look’ expression. “Out of this idea for a different expression the frame front began to take shape. Our object was to remodel the outline of the eye so as to form one with the expression, to reconstruct the expression of anyone wearing our glasses.

The innovative eyewear collection designed by Adriano Design for VANNI is already in a back-to-school mood and adding the squared pattern to its palette.

In teaming up, VANNI eyewear and Adriano Design have produced a characterful new frame sporting an original square motif black on white and vice versa. This is pure design applied to eyewear.

A collection that revolutionizes spectacle temples, off-centring them to the point of doubling the joins with the front. Made for those who want to wear design on an everyday basis.

Adriano Design

Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.

24 – 27 Sep 2009

Opening times:
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00

Register on the Designersblock website.