Sapiens Design

Sapiens Design was born from the cooperation of Alessandro Mattia and Gloria Gianatti, two design graduates from the Polytechnic of Milan from the sectors of Product and Interior Design respectively. The design philosophy of Sapiens Design is based on the belief that, despite being relatively easy to mass-produce, each product is created and used in an entirely unique way. It brings people closer both through its simple functionality and design, but also through its intent to stimulate creativity and imagination in everyday-life situations. The object is indeed designed to encourage interaction with its owner, allowing for the discovery of new possibilities and situations for its use. Each product has, in a sense, a unique “soul”, and it was starting from this premise that Sapiens Design imagines and creates a future that is both functional and human: an evolving future.


Bright lighting and changing moods define Oplàmp, a lamp that both offers and invites different and innovative uses. Oplàmp is a table lamp composed of a ceramic body and a solid durmast base on which an LED light source is placed. Thanks to its shape, obtained through the fusion of three cones, the Oplàmp’s body can be rotated to three alternative positions that creates different types of light. Oplàmp simultaneously projects two beams of light that create different combination: high table lamp + ambient light, low table lamp + ambient light, or simply two ambient lights. Its design aims to enhance the relationship between people and their living space by combining functionality, lighting and materials. The beams of light that are produced are an idealistic projection of its shape within space and they create an appropriate atmosphere that interacts with its surroundings.
All components are made in their entirety in Italy.


Intrecci is a series of home furnishings created to promote the folk traditions of loom-working techniques. Intrecci acts as a “trait d’union” for distant cultures and territories that over the years have revived ancient crafts from the north and south, both with their own peculiarities, but both with the honest philosophy of recycling. These fabrics are made with recycled materials woven with mulberry, hemp or cotton. We have included new materials in the manufacture and we have unearthed the potential for new uses: the wooden slats woven in the fabric can become vertical elements of the table, the metal wiring allows the fabric to be shaped and give life to a reconfigurable table storage compartment. Taking advantage of traditional weaving we obtain the coupling elements to the magazine rack framework.

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