GIOVANNELLA FORMICA (1957-2019) was born in Florence in 1957. She graduated in architecture in 1982. She was assistant for one year of the planning course held by Remo Buti at the University of Florence, and for six years collaborated with Sottsass Associati in Milan. In 1987 she opened her studio with Beppe Caturegli, and undertook industrial design projects in Japan for Sanyo and Max Ray, and architectural projects in Italy and in India. In 1989 they won the first prize in the competition on invitation for a residential settlement, and in 1993 they won the first prize at the ‘Pantone European Color Awards’ for architecture. Since 1993 they have been advisers for the Computer Associates, for which they plan the Italian branch in Milan and Rome. Since 1987 she has periodically been travelling in Africa and South India, where she has developed a series of projects over the years, thanks to a close co-operation with artists, architects and resident artisans.

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