As ever attentive to the relationship between craftsmanship tradition and design, his research leads towards new design topics, re-inventing objects and habits.
Giulio Iacchetti alternates his activities as an industrial designer and artistic director with teaching at multiple design schools and universities. His distinguishing traits include research and the definition of new types of objects. In 2001, together with Matteo Ragni, he won the Compasso d’Oro ADI prize with the “Moscardino” biodegradable multi-purpose cutlery, which is part of the permanent design collection at the MoMA in New York.
In 2009, he was awarded the Prize for Innovation by the President of the Italian Republic. For Foscarini, he has designed Tropico, a project based on a single modular element that creates several shapes, and the Magneto lamp, which makes use of the invisible force of a magnet for an object designed to reposition and direct light.