Agustina is an Argentinian designer based in Milan. She works for galleries, companies and private clients, also producing small series of objects, textiles, and furniture.
She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. After many years working for the fashion industry, she transferred to Milan, graduating with honors of the Master of Arts in Design the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti. Then, she collaborated with design studios in Italy and the Netherlands before focusing since 2016 to her independent design practice.
Her projects explore the language of everyday objects and carry meaning through refined sculptural shapes. They encourage an emotional perception, imagining objects as gentle companions. Agustina’s multicultural experience influences the continuous research of different materials and techniques, embracing crafts from a contemporary sensibility.
Her works are exhibited at international design and art institutions. She is also co-founder of the design collective The Ladies’ Room: a co-operation for observing contemporary design by creating artworks, installations, and experiences, that act as a discussion tool on the renewed need for sensory involvement.
2015 Product Designer Studio Giulio Iacchetti Milan, Italie
2014 Design Collaborator Studio WM Rotterdam, Pays-Bas
Agustina Bottoni Studio , Milan Italy Working for companies, private clients and self-productions of objects,textiles and furniture.
2011 Fashion Designer Baby & Childrenswear Akiabara , Buenos Aires
2010 Fashion Designer Womenswear Muaa , Buenos Aires, Argentina
Entrepreneur / Fashion Designer Septiembre, Buenos Aires
Fashion Designer - Development and Production services for apparel companies , Carolina F. Studio ,Buenos Aires, Argentina
NABA _ Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano Master of Arts (M.A.) in Design, Cum Laude 2012 – 2015
Hogeschool Rotterdam Product Design (Erasmus Exchange) at Willem de Kooning Academy
2002-2008 University of Buenos Aires
2001 Hölters Schule Social Studies
Harmonic Shapes. ESH Gallery. Milan. Dutch Design Week. Crafts Council NL. Eindhoven. In Itinere by The Ladies’ Room. Building Gallery. Milan. Operæ Collectible Design Fair. Turin.
Phenomen by The Ladies’ Room. 5Vie- Milan.
W. Women in Italian Design curated by Silvana Annichiarico. Triennale Design Museum. Milan. The Cutting Factory curated by Giulio Iacchetti and Francesca Molteni. Triennale Design Museum. Milan. Operæ Collectible Design Fair. Turin.
Source Design Festival. Florence. Human Made curated by Elizabeth Leriche. Maison & Objet. Paris.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Good Design Seal by Ministery of Industry Argentina. 2018 Selected Proyecto Deseo program, Argentina. 2018
Nominated for best exhibition of Design Week, Milano Design Award.
1st Prize Professional Category, Ceramica made in Umbria: Il Segno del Tempo. Selected Think Tile residence by Mirage Ceramics.
Jury Award, Works of Heart Made by Hands, organised by Zanotta and Bosch. Scholarship MA Design Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti of Milan.