With time, design becomes for him the ability, through continuous internal search, to narrate and to tell himself in a casual or complicated way. For him, design is the fine line of confinement where technical projects and art meet and unite, blurring that boundary between the spaces in which he feels alive.
His projects were born in his studio, based on prototypes, and their fundamental characteristic is the sense of movement they constantly convey, to stimulate imagination by their possible applications.
For the artist, light, movement and space are necessities to his projects. Light is meant to raise emotions that can make the item unique. When light gets accounted for in a design, the mood and feeling it evokes attributes a uniqueness to the object.
Design is the confining line between project design and art is continuously crossed and loaded with dreams, hopes and passions intense enough to provoke an idea, often suggested through the observation of nature, that is expressly aimed to enhance the human experience.
Design pieces with a timeless style, not belonging to any moment in time nor influenced by trends, allowing for transformation in order to suit the needs and personality of the buyer.
Pietro Travaglini was born in Forlì, he lives and works in Bologna.
During his studies at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, his increasing passion for furnishing design became the way of exploring and expressing his natural inclination for art and project design.
Versatile and interdisciplinary, in 2012 Pietro Travaglini was included by the international journalistic observatory "Nathan the Wise" in the top ten most appreciated Italian designers in the world, following Matteo Thun, Gaetano Pesce, Paola Navone, Antonio Citterio, Alessandro Mendini and Michele De Lucchi.
In 2014, he was appointed ambassador for the photographic exhibition Affligem Momentum, realised by Giovanni Gastel for Affligem – one of Heineken’s luxury brands.
In 2015, he participated in Milan Design Week with the exhibition “Get Off The Ground” set up at Superstudio. The exhibition was replicated in Ortygia, an island of Sicily, under the auspices of the Municipality – the Department for Culture and the Chamber of Architects.
In May 2015, Travaglini entered Rossana Orlandi’s shortlist of chosen designers and, in October of the same year, he inaugurated his studio during the first edition of the Bologna Design Week.
In 2016, he partakes in another exhibition with his new collection of Amadriadi lamps, featured once again at Superstudio during Milano Design Week.
Some of his works have been exhibited in Rossana Orlandi’s art galleries in Milan and in Porto Cervo – Sardinia.
Pietro Travaglini, among his activities, also conceived and promoted DeVision (Design Vision), a competition for design students, with the Museum of Industrial Heritage of Bologna. He was also a professor at L.UN.A (Libera Università delle Arti – Free University of Arts) in Bologna. He has participated in various fairs and events such as Habitat, fair of interior design and housing solutions in Venice, Fierarredo in Bologna, Oltrelarte for Art City White Night in Bologna, Race To Surface by Microsoft at MAMbo (Museum of Modern Art) in Bologna, the auction Ripple of Hope promoted by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.
Travaglini’s work has captured the attention of the Italian and international press. His pieces and projects have been featured in trade magazines and news publications like:
Interni magazine, Elle Decor Italia, AD Italia, Grazia Casa, Marie Claire Maison Italia, Abitare, Living, Home & Decor, D la Repubblica, La Stampa, GQItalia, Libero, Le Figaro, Trendhunter, Yanko Design, Il Resto del Carlino, Interni magazine, Pambianco, Living Design, Vogue Accessory, MIND, Elle Decoration, L’espresso.