Profilo Design was created in 1999 by three designers from Turin: Matteo Tampone, Andrea Righetti and Pierpaolo Barra. The headquarters are located in Rivoli (Torino).
The company works both on industrial design and integrated communication solutions, cooperating with italian and foreign firms throughout different markets. In 2008 Profilo Design launched TORNEO, a collection of innovative jet helmets. It is their first internal project and sums up their design philosophy: generate amazement due to the object-user interaction.
The designers are associated with ADI, cooperate with IED and IAAD as teachers, are part of the ADI Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Observatory and have been selected ADI Index 2010 for the project "Canali Design".
They were jury panel members for the contest "Oasi in giardino" held by Pircher, jury panel coordinators for the contest "Share a new vision" held by Panini SpA and prize winners for the best merchandising design at the contest held by the "Turin 2008 World Design Capital" Committee.
The projects by Profilo Design have been quoted in many design magazines likewise TORNEO helmets have gained great visibility in motorcycle and fashion magazines.
Profilo Design attended to Fuorisalone in Milano, to the roadshow "Piemonte Torino Design", to the Biennale Internationale du Design in Saint Etienne, to Designersblock - 100% Design in London.
Born in Athens in 1965, Sotiris Lazou studied interior design in Athens Technological Educational Institutions (TEI) and Industrial Design in Milan at the famous DOMUS ACADEMY 1991(scholarship) under Professors Andrea Branzi, Isao Hosoe, Ezio Manzini.etc.
Since 1992, he has been designing furniture and decorative objects for Greek companies. He was a founding member of the Athens Secretariat of Industrial Design and has participated in many industrial design exhibitions. He has tutored at the Technological Educational Institutions (TEI's) of Athens and is also a professor at the Athens School of Applied Arts A.K.T.O.
Sotiris' design creations have received international recognition. His "cosmos table" won the 2008 Good Design Award. (The World's Most Prestigious Global Awards for New Product Design and Graphics) ORGANIZATION: the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Sotiris Lazou is a member of the Greek design group Schemata which was founded in 2003. Schemata' designers are united in strong philosophical roots and in a desire to create contemporary, functional and aesthetic products which break free from traditional Greek design in quite a spectacular way.