Corrado is a senior industrial designer, currently working as a freelance design consultant in Italy.
Recently he worked on Vivitalia, an hub for cultural events and exhibitions by IICCI in Mumbai, a format for a gelato shops franchise, the interior design format for VFS visa application centers. He is also a staff member of Metrovia, a concept by Arsena architettura intended to redesign the Rome rail network with 6 new metro lines running on existing tracks.
Among his past work experience, he worked at Target Srl, an Italian company manufacturing display stands, also managing the company’s Indian subsidiary start-up. Prior to Target, Corrado was an independent designer who has spent almost five years in India, working with many companies: he was leading the Mumbai office of DPSA+D (De Ponte Architects, an architecture firm based in Milan), the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce helping in designing and managing exhibitions, publications and more. He went to Mumbai as a Product design lecturer, teaching students at Raffles Design International Mumbai (a Singapore based college).
Before leaving for the Indian adventure, he was again an independent designer working at architecture firms in Rome doing interior design and developing bespoke furniture, or leading web design teams for Italian institutions such as the Council of Architects, Italian Geographical Society, Ministry of Education.
He was also working at the University of Rome TRE, as a researcher involved in EU-funded research projects in Architecture.
He had three internships in vehicle design companies as such as Fiat Centro Stile, Honda R&D Europe and Alfa Romeo Advanced Design, where he developed design concepts, full scale mock-ups, product development (from market research, target customer definition, early concept generation, platform selection, competitive analysis) and presentations.
Corrado holds a bachelor’s cum laude in industrial design from University of Rome “La Sapienza” and a master’s in Transportation Interface Design from IED-Istituto Europeo di Design.
- Corrado Cotignano 2014 - Present
Interior design: IICCI Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Main Office and exhibition center; VFS Global - Visa Application centre concept design, London branch; Arsena architects; Transportation design: Metrovia concept for Rome metro network: Graphic design: Fondazione Catel; Simona Brusa; Bruno Editore - logo design
- Target Srl 2011 - 2014
Full time staff designer. Design (concept and design for manufacturing) of display stands for GDO and POS in wire, steel and various materials; Helped setting up subsidiary company Target Creative Solutions India.
- Corrado Cotignano 2008 - 2011
Freelancing based in Mumbai, India. Industrial design: Champion - design of exhibition stands; Exhibition design: IICCI Indo-Italian Chamber of commerce and Industry - Festa Italiana 2008 & 2010; Interior design: Italian Trade Commission ICE - Mumbai branch; Amore Gourmet Gelato - design of 7 shops in Mumbai; DPSA+D De Ponte Architects Milan - design concept of Tata board room. Graphic design: IICCI Indo-Italian Chamber of commerce and Industry - magazine.
- Raffles Design International Mumbai 2006 - 2008
Head of Product design department. teaching more than 14 subjects (in English): Design Management, Furniture design, Transportation design, Lighting design, AutoCAD, Design foundations.
- Università di Roma TRE - DipSA 2003 - 2003
EU funded research projects: ASI Assess implementations in the frame of the Cities of Tomorrow and SIZE Life quality of senior citizens in relation to mobility conditions.
- Corrado Cotignano 2001 - 2006
Graphics & Web design: CNAPPC (Italian Architecture Council) website dedicated to the water system of Rome; CeSArch website, SGI Italian Geographic Society website dedicated to the water system of Rome; Interior design: Oasi srl - design of the main office of Toscano Spa group, private homes; various architects - homes; Transportation design and CAD: FAAM spa - electric vehicles.