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Duccio TrassanelliDuccio Trassinelli was born in Florence ( Italy) in  1945 and lives in Greve in Chianti.

He attended the I.S.I.A.  (Institute of Industrial Design) where he then taught teaches Methodology of Design for a decade. In 1970, he founded  the " Studio A.R.D.I.T.I." , beginning to take an  interest in the field of interior design. With the other members of the  group, he developed objects  with original features and a new philosophy of use, some of which have been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions.

In 1973,  the magazine "Bolaffi Casa" bestowed its "Design of the Month"  award upon the armchair  " Memoria" , manufactured  by Cassina in 1972. Memoria has  been shown  at the  Eurodomus 1972 15th Milan Triennale, the 2008  Milan Triennale "Made in Cassina" , and is in the  permanent collection  of the  Museum of  CASSINA.

Trassinelli was among the first to experiment with  low-voltage suggesting lights that not only illuminate, but also  play with surfaces and space; The BT lamp produced by SORMANI in 1972 is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in  New York. He has curated product design exhibitions at  Cassina's showrooms in Milan and New York. In collaboration with the companies ANIC and BAYER, he developed worked electrical systems for prefabricated structures. In the field of engineering, he developed  electronic tools for Officine Bettarini and in the transportation  field,  he designed  the  ATM city buses in Milan, manufactured  by Officine BREDA, Pistoia.

In 1977,  after the dissolution of the "Studio A.R.D.I.T.I." Trassinelli continues  to work with other designers and technicians. In 1984, in the field of  industrial design he designed the  first magnetic  reader with separate keyboard for SOLIS  ELECTRONIC, which was then put to use in many supermarkets throughout  Italy.

He has worked with numerous public and private entities including designing a range of urban furnishings  for the CITY OF FLORENCE. He planned and furnished  the headquarters of Milk ‘s Company in Florence,  the  Provincial Council of Florence, which is housed in the "Sala Quattro Stagioni" of the  Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Sports Department for the'90 World Cup at the Municipality of Florence.

He has  collaborated  with FEAL construction as an industrial designer in the fields  of office supplies  and ophthalmic instruments. Trassinelli has created images  and marketing identities for  several companies and planned the design scheme for the office buildings interiors of the Zanussi Grandi Impianti location in Italy. He worked as researcher of  Italian products for the American group WAL-MART, organizing and setting up "roadshows "inside shopping malls of  various U.S cities ( roadshows exhibitions of Italian-made products).

He holds have  many patents, including one for motorcycle saddles ( working with  BMW MONACO) and a bottle cap ( working with Tetrapak Sweden). When he  patented  a new wheel system for  school  backpacks, he also founded  a  company to produce and market the product.

Trassinelli recently  has designed a new series of lamps (limited edition) in wood with electromagnetic contact. With this system has also designed a display panel for art galleries.

Trassinelli is an avid traveler and photographer.