Robin Rizzini is a Milan-based industrial designer who joined Antonio Citterio’s team in early 2000. In 2009, he co-founded Metrica Design & Advisory and has worked independently since 2018. Dedicated to developing seamless residential and office furniture, Rizzini always strives to strike the right balance between decorative and technical elements. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Compasso d’Oro, Neocon Gold Award and German Design Award.
How do Scandinavian design principles impact your work?
Scandinavian design principles have impacted and influenced many designers, mainly because they emphasize functionality and simplicity for the user. I always appreciated that sensible approach.
How are you, as a designer, using your work for positive change?
In my opinion, there’s an abuse of the word ‘sustainability’. I think that a product should be designed and produced to be around for a long time, and it should be easy to replace faulty or broken parts for the product’s entire life. Then, finally, at the very end of its life cycle, the product should be able to be disassembled and disposed of in a – this time, yes – sustainable way. This is one way to obtain circular design.