26 March 2020

The Italian-Armenian designer published in Taschen’s Design Now! a selection of the 90 world's leading designers and companies

IED Milano alumnus Dodo Arslan has a precise advise for future students: “Work close to your favourite professionals, people you admire and respect, to get the maximum out of the collaboration”.

After graduating in Industrial Design, he specialized in furniture design as well as lighting, furnishing accessories and industrial products. Prior to founding the Dodo Arslan Studio, he gained experience at Studio & Partners (N. Bewick, M. De Lucchi, T. Fritze, E. Torri) for Deutsche Post, British American Tobacco and Zumtobel Staff achieving the Design Plus award and in the Continuum studio (Milan-Boston-Seoul) for Motorola, Hewlett Packard, Elan, Voelkl and Samsung, winning the Good Design Award and the KIDA Grand Prize.

Over the course of his twenty years of experience, Arslan has created unique pieces as well as serial productions, ranging from electronic devices to cast bronze works. His studio collaborated with international brands such

Among the many collaborations, Arslan has engaged in projects for the Banca Svizzera Italiana, Bimota, Campari, CITCO, Emera, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Fonderia Artistica DeAndreis, Hands on Design, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, Jacuzzi, Mandelli1953, Mesa Design, Pirelli, Riva1920, Terzani, ToBeUS, UNIQ-Ǝ!, UPGroup and Venini.

Arslan won the Young & Design award, the Mini Design Award, the Pirelli Pzero Award and the Art Directors Club.

Currently he lives and works between Italy and Florida and is deemed by Taschen to be among the 90 leading designers and manufacturers in the world.

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