ABOUT US

 

MATto, a team of researchers supporting companies

At MATto, researchers and professors from the Politecnico di Torino, designers specialised in materials and processes, interpret the requests of companies and go on to research and select materials and technologies, supporting the company and its designers in a collaborative relationship.

ABOUT US

MATto, a team of researchers supporting companies

At MATto, researchers and professors from the Politecnico di Torino, designers specialised in materials and processes, interpret the requests of companies and go on to research and select materials and technologies, supporting the company and its designers in a collaborative relationship.

Claudia De Giorgi

chair

Claudia De Giorgi is an architect, associate professor of Design at the Politecnico di Torino’s. Her research field is focused on sustainable innovation in products, processes and materials made by design-oriented industrial and craft companies. Scientific director of MATto, innovative materials archive open to SMeS, and of various national and international research projects on this topic, she has been monitoring and analysing the regional design system since 1995, in partnership with local authorities.

She collects products that are not ‘luxury goods’ in the strict sense of the term, but luxurious due to the care and attention that was paid to design, develop and create them.

   

Beatrice Lerma

executive director

A PhD, a researcher in Design at the Politecnico di Torino’s Department of Architecture and Design, a lecturer of the Design and Visual Communication degree course, Beatrice Lerma has been contributing to the management and development of the scientific content of the MATto materials library and MATto_Materials for design, a service supporting local SMEs, since 2010. Innovative materials and processes, their sensory and sustainable aspects and their perceived quality are her main fields of research.

A lover of mountain areas, she welcomes the chance to combine extreme challenges with moments of sensory relaxation.

   

Doriana Dal Palù

project manager, innovation & research

A PhD and research fellow at the Politecnico di Torino’s Department of Architecture and Design, Doriana Dal Palù is responsible for acoustic perception and assists the design of sound components. In recent years, her research has expanded to include innovation in materials, particularly as regards changes in the technological paradigm. She works with the MATto materials library, offering the research and critical analysis skills she developed during her university education.

She enjoys food in all its facets, from taste to sound, from content to container, from the way dishes are arranged to the company of fellow diners.

   

Valentina Coraglia

researcher, special projects

A research-led designer and artist, Valentina Coraglia read Design and Visual Communication at the Politecnico di Torino and mastered in Material Futures at London’s Central Saint Martins college. She is interested in innovation fostering sustainable development, studying the relationship between materials and local culture. She experiments with new ideas and processes at a concrete level, investigating future strategies.

Her projects are notable for their ironic and challenging style. Indeed, she sees art and design as tools for constantly triggering new debates. She cultivates her interests alternating mornings spent in the countryside with afternoons spent on critical writing.

   

Claudia De Giorgi

chair

Claudia De Giorgi is an architect, associate professor of Design at the Politecnico di Torino’s. Her research field is focused on sustainable innovation in products, processes and materials made by design-oriented industrial and craft companies. Scientific director of MATto, innovative materials archive open to SMeS, and of various national and international research projects on this topic, she has been monitoring and analysing the regional design system since 1995, in partnership with local authorities.

She collects products that are not ‘luxury goods’ in the strict sense of the term, but luxurious due to the care and attention that was paid to design, develop and create them.

   

Beatrice Lerna

executive director

A PhD, a researcher in Design at the Politecnico di Torino’s Department of Architecture and Design, a lecturer of the Design and Visual Communication degree course, Beatrice Lerma has been contributing to the management and development of the scientific content of the MATto materials library and MATto_Materials for design, a service supporting local SMEs, since 2010. Innovative materials and processes, their sensory and sustainable aspects and their perceived quality are her main fields of research.

A lover of mountain areas, she welcomes the chance to combine extreme challenges with moments of sensory relaxation.

   

Doriana Dal Palù

project manager, innovation & research

A PhD and research fellow at the Politecnico di Torino’s Department of Architecture and Design, Doriana Dal Palù is responsible for acoustic perception and assists the design of sound components. In recent years, her research has expanded to include innovation in materials, particularly as regards changes in the technological paradigm. She works with the MATto materials library, offering the research and critical analysis skills she developed during her university education.

She enjoys food in all its facets, from taste to sound, from content to container, from the way dishes are arranged to the company of fellow diners.

   

Valentina Coraglia

researcher, special projects

A research-led designer and artist, Valentina Coraglia read Design and Visual Communication at the Politecnico di Torino and mastered in Material Futures at London’s Central Saint Martins college. She is interested in innovation fostering sustainable development, studying the relationship between materials and local culture. She experiments with new ideas and processes at a concrete level, investigating future strategies.

Her projects are notable for their ironic and challenging style. Indeed, she sees art and design as tools for constantly triggering new debates. She cultivates her interests alternating mornings spent in the countryside with afternoons spent on critical writing.

   

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