"Sometimes I like to give marble a fairytale language"

Biography

Cristina Celestino was born in 1980 in Pordenone. In 2005, after completing her course of studies in the Department of Architecture of IUAV University of Venice, she began to work with prestigious design
studios, focusing on interior architecture and design. In 2009 she moved to Milan and founded the brand ATTICO DESIGN, to make lamps and furnishings based on painstaking research on materials
and forms. In 2012 she was selected to participate in the Salone Satellite, and after this experience her products have been shown in many international galleries and showrooms. The creations include the Atomizers project, produced by Seletti, now part of the permanent collection of Italian design of the Milan Triennale. Today Cristina Celestino designs exclusive projects for private clients and
for companies. She operates also as a creative director for companies, and as an architect works on interiors and exhibit design. In 2016 Cristina is awarded with the special jury prize at Salone del
Mobile. In the same year, in occasion of DesignMiami/, Cristina designs “The Happy Room” collection for FENDI.

References

"Working with marble isn’t like working with other materials for industrial projects. Initially you feel like you are in some kind of labyrinth but working with Budri breaks down lots of barriers. I like working with marble and its exquisite preciousness, but sometimes I find it interesting to give it a more “fairytale” feel."