Giorgio La Corte

Founder

Engineer by education, dreamer by nature, Giorgio La Corte founded Forma&Cemento to combine the two identities. Born and raised in Sicily, Rome is the city that welcomed and “adopted” him more than 20 years ago. It is in Rome that Forma&Cemento’s adventure begins, with the aim to exalt concrete for the aesthetic qualities of the material as well as its technical qualities: a production in tune with the changing times that combines sustainability, elegance and durability.

Marialaura Irvine

Creative Director

Graduated in architecture in Naples under Riccardo Dalisi. From the poetry of design and a deep respect for tradition and history, in 2000 she was catapulted into the capital of italian design for a master in strategic design at the Politecnico.

Concreteness became a challenge, marketing, communication and strategy the keynote. For a number of years she collaborated with italian design brands, and grew
accustomed to consider the product within a comprehensive corporate process. Then, after meeting James Irvine, she moved on tiptoe into a different, british atmosphere.

In 2011 she became a partner of his firm, where industrial products were the throbbing heart of design. Today Marialaura runs studio Irvine and works with clients such as Muji, Amorim, Yamakawa, Matteo Brioni, Offecct.

Gabriele De Chirico

Forma&Cemento Studio

Born in Rome in 1995. In 2019 Gabriele graduated in "Industrial Design" at "La Sapienza" University of Rome with a thesis focused on the use of new eco-materials entitled "Designing with materials: natural fibers with Eco-design ". In 2020 he concluded the Master in "Product Design & Made in Italy" at the "Quasar Institute for Advanced Design" University in Rome, graduating with honors.

Jacopo Ciucci Colli

Forma&Cemento Studio

Born in Rome in 1996, Jacopo graduated in Industrial Design at La Sapienza and he completed his education with a Master Degree in Product Design & Made in Italy at Quasar University in Rome. Over the years, alongside his activity as a Designer, he deepens the scope of Project Development in various Startups and emerging brands. Since 2018 he has been part of Arc-Ink, a multidisciplinary agency active in the field of international super-luxury where he works in architectural projects and high-profile collections.

Simone Bartolucci

Born in Città di Castello in 1984, while studying Industrial Design at La Sapienza university in Rome he starts working as a designer in “design trasparente”, a company that produces methacrylate objects. Some of his projects are included in the product catalogue.

He is co-founder of paula design studio, where he works until 2016.

He gains his degree in industrial design and collaborates in the artisanal workshop of Roberto Baffigo, specialised in the production of jewellery in composite materials and precious metals.

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