Born in Milan, in 1976, Alberto Colonello is a designer who is associated to an experimental concept of design being the product of technological innovation. After graduating in interior design and completing his Masters, Colonello began his career in 1998 and started gaining recognition in various international competitions such as Cevisama, Young & design and Intérieur.
Italian kitchen furniture companies started paying attention to the up and coming designer and then, in 2002 he designed the Single kitchen for Boffi (one of the leading Italian kitchen cabinets manufacturers with kitchen showrooms around the world) and in 2005 this mono-black kitchen had been awarded as Best Kitchen for small spaces in Wallpaper magazine and included in the ADI Design Index 2005. These designs and design awards made him a powerhouse in the arena of designing Italian contemporary kitchens.
Colonello did not focus solely on modern kitchens – in 2006, he designed the modern coat hook Ambrogio for Moco, a division of Minottiitalia Trading and was invited to exhibit his work at the Idee Show at East & Studios in Milan. In the same year Colonello was selected, at the Milan Triennale, as a young designer with promise to take the part in The New Italian Design exhibition.
In 2007 Colonello’s Single kitchen for Boffi was shown at the Avverati exhibition during the Milan Furniture Fair (the mother show for Eurocucina – the world’s largest show for contemporary and modern Italian kitchens, as well as some traditional kitchens from all the Italian and other European kitchen cabinet manufacturers) and his most recent projects include an art gallery in Milan ad some residences in Como and Milan.
In 2008, Colonello has designed the On/Off kitchen Block for Boffi and once again established why his innovative design ideas earned him the position as one of the leading Italian kitchen designers today.