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Simone Polga is an interdisciplinary creative director with a focus on visual identity and environmental design based in New York City. With a strong background in Italian product design, effective problem solving and a clear understanding of the three-dimensional world, Polga’s cross-discipline experience uniquely positions him within the design field. “My body of work allows me to approach all inherent challenges with a creative outlook, with no distinctions between space, objects or advertising.” Having founded JoeVelluto, a visionary design studio in Italy, he joined MAD NYC, a high-end design and architecture studio where he is leading strategic branding and integrated creative projects for large corporate accounts. On the side, Polga consults directly with established companies, startups, and non-profits to build and grow their brands, through strong visual identities.

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+39 335 1209099
info@simonepolga.com

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Selected Clients:
Abet Laminati, Benetton Group, Bosa Ceramiche, Gruppo Coin, Coop, Coro Italia, Dailymotion, Fiera di Vicenza, Fratelli Guzzini, Gruppo S. Pellegrino, Mandarina Duck, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York University, OK Cupid, Pandora Design, Pitti Immagine, Polimoda Firenze, Pratt Institute, Quorum, Richard Ginori, Rollerblade, Sonus Faber, Stevens Institute of Technology, Ziff Davis.

 

Honors & Awards:
- International Design Award IDA 2014: Bronze Prize & Two Honorable mentions
- American Graphic Design Awards 2013
- ADI Compasso d’Oro 2011: Honorable mention
- ADI Design INDEX 2008: Annual selection
- Young & Design 2007: Special mention

EXHIBITIONS:

2014
Group show:
“Charity Box auction”, Sotheby’s Milano (IT)

2012
Group show:
“Charity Box for Japan: one year after”, curated by K. Komoda, Triennale di Milano (IT)

2011
Curated show:
“Italian Apartment”, curated by Sir Albert & Mr. Simon, 100% Design Shanghai (CN)
Group show:

“Charity Box for Japan”, curated by K. Komoda, Milano and Piacenza (IT), Geneva (CH), Tokyo (JP)

2007
Curated show:
“Open House - Coincasadesign”, curated by JoeVelluto and C. Morozzi, Milano Design Week (IT)
Group show:

“The New Italian Design – Il paesaggio mobile del nuovo design italiano”, curated by A. Branzi, Milano (IT)
“16 Designer per Invicta”, curated by L. Palmeri, Milano Design Week (IT)
“Indagini tra Decor e Decus - Nuovi laminati artistici”, curated by Studio Ghigos, Forum di Omegna (IT)
“Goal! A Parade of Italian Design”, curated by D. Santachiara, Mumbai (IN)
“Storie di Grafica”, Festival Attraversamenti, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (IT)
“I have a dream - 11 progetti da sogno”, curated by M. Ragni, Milano (IT)
“Food à Porter”, curated by Sole 24 Ore, Milano Design Week (IT)

2006
Curated show:
“Nazionale Italiana Design”, Pitti Living#2 curated by JoeVelluto and C. Morozzi, Milano (IT)
Group show:

“Wonderful Water World”, curated by A. Colonetti, Milano (IT)
“Opos: Transformer”, Milano Design Week (IT)
“NADA - Nastro Azzurro Design Attitude”, curated by C. Morozzi, Milano (IT)
“Vindesign”, Pavia (IT)
“Roma Design Più: L’invenzione del quotidiano”, curated by L. Imbesi, Roma (IT)

2005
Solo show:
“Salefino”, curated by C. Seganfreddo, Fondazione Bisazza, Vicenza (IT)
“Salefino”, curated by JoeVelluto, Milano Design Week (IT)
Group show:

“Art of Italian Design”, curated by Atelier Mendini and E. Morra, Atene (GR)
“In Da House”, curated by C. Morozzi, Milano (IT)
“Opos: Made for China”, Milano Design Week (IT)
“Breakfast Design”, curated by GumDesign, Milano and Viareggio (IT), Zurigo (CH)
“Design alla COOP”, curated by G. Iacchetti, Milano (IT)
“La caffettiera del Masochista”, curated by C. Seganfreddo, Milano (IT)
“Dolcevita”, curated by B. Finessi, Triennale di Milano (IT)

2004
Group show:
“Vivere il cioccolato”, curated by Aroundesign, Perugia and Naples (IT)
“Art Beats - Biennale Adriatica delle Arti Nuove”, curated by L. M. Perotti, San Benedetto del Tronto (IT)
“Sensidivini: la cultura del bere tra architettura e design”, curated by di B. Finessi, Triennale di Milano (IT)
“Opos: New Agriculture”, Milano Design Week (IT)
“Multipli di Cibo: Cento progetti Foodesign Guzzini”, curated by A. Colonetti, Triennale di Milano, (IT)
“Pankdora”, curated by Pandora Design, Milano (IT)

2003
Group show:
“Opos: Acqua”, Milano Design Week (IT)
“Acqua da bere”, curated by A. Barbara, Triennale di Milano (IT)
“Point d’eau”, Maison et Objects, Paris (FR)

Press coverage
Parajumpers & Wallpaper*
L'Uomo Vogue
Vanity Fair
Antony Morato
Marie Claire
Interni King Size