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Studio Volpi S.r.l., Carnago, Italy
Patrizio Cionfoli has been Director of Design and Interaction at the innovation agency Studio Volpi in Carnago (Italy) since 2018. He is responsible for design strategies that can generate innovation and business growth. Patrizio started his career at Whirlpool as a product designer for home appliances. As head of the dishwasher design team, he created a strong product identity. In 2010, he took over as head of design for all of Whirlpool's European refrigerators. In 2016, Partizio was named global lead designer for Kitchen Aid. Later he led Global Brands for Indesit, Hotpoint, Ikea, Privileg, Acros, Consul and Bauknecht. His washing machine concept BioLogic was exhibited at the Triennale di Milano, the Louvre in Paris and the Design Museum in Beijing. His work has won many international design awards. He is also a trend researcher and part of the steering committee of the Politecnico di Milano in Product Design. (January 2021)