This is where my journey started. I was incredibly fortunate to work for some of the most fashionable homes; Jean Paul Gaultier, Krizia, Valentino, Armani, Paul Smith, to name a few.
After finishing my studies at the age of 19 I started working for Giulio Cappellini whom I refer to as my mentor. Under his expert guidance I was trained on the fullness of the creative process; starting from product development & realization to event planning & advertising.
During this life changing collaboration of 11 years I have been exposed to the most incredible designers of our time; keenly evolving my own unique style and vision on the journey.
I moved to Los Angeles, California to help launch the first Cappellini showroom and 2 years after that I joined the development for the new Minotti LA showroom. I worked there for more than 16 years as a fundamental creative figure and senior designer; creating some of the most luxurious design homes in Southern California.
In 2016 I found and became the creative director of Studio Dardo, designing two high end Villas that have been featured in European magazines such as AD magazine and Marie Claire home.
In 2019 I created the Badd House which resides inside the historic location of the old iconic Spago restaurant on Sunset Blvd.
At the Badd House I have been part of acclaimed art openings in collaboration with The Nicodim and Jeffrey Deitch galleries during Frieze LA, and I curated an immersive art and design installation with 1st Dibs.
As an independent artist I experiment with multimedia techniques such as bronze, marble, wood and black tar which became my signature medium. I created installations in numerous galleries and museums all over the world, including video installations, large scale installations and have permanent work exhibited in Museums in the USA and Italy.
Due to my rise to prominence on the international art scene I was commissioned by Johnnie Walker to design and be the face of their worldwide advertising campaign for the production of a series of limited edition bottles that received a best packaging award in the U.K. I have also collaborated with design luxury brands like Promemoria Italy, designing a bronze limited edition chair, Nava helmet with a series of sculptural helmets, invisibile doors with a sculptural door and door handles, to name a few.