SCI-Arc faculty member Elena Manferdini is featured in the current issue of Architectural Record. Writes architectural reporter Ingrid Spencer:
Manferdini switches hats easily from engineer to architect, product designer, fashion designer, and artist. For her, these diverse disciplines aren't just hobbies. Her firm has working collaborations with a slew of companies from a variety of industries, including MTV, Fiat, Nike, Alessi, Guzzini, Ottaviani, Moroso, Valentino, and Rosenthal.
From a dress to a table to a building, it's all about a shift in scale for Manferdini's design process. She gives some credit for her versatility to her European upbringing, but mostly, she says, "it's digital tools. With them we can break boundaries. They've changed the way we produce, they've changed the way we craft, and given us less of a division between all areas of design."