Astrid Luglio


Astrid Luglio, born in Naples, currently lives, designs and teaches in Milan.
She graduated in Product Design at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, where she now teaches the three-year design course Small Objects in English. Travelling is an important part of her education, Astrid has in fact lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and Oslo, Norway, where part of her family lives.

In 2016, she co-founded The Ladies’ Room collective with which she started a reflection on contemporary design creating artefacts and experiences that investigate the renewed need for an involvement of the senses.

In 2018, she founded her own studio and began to collaborate independently with companies, galleries and individuals both in Italy and abroad.
Design objects often conceived alongside experienced local craftsmen, but also mass-produced. Her projects aim to generate an experience through sensory storytelling.
Famiglia Oliva
The telling of a story through table design objects that suggest a new gesture, generate curiosity and speak of hospitality and well-being, celebrating an icon of Mediterranean culture: olive oil.
Famiglia Oliva was born from the collaboration between Astrid Luglio and Mariella Caputo. The first one is a Neapolitan designer transplanted in Milan, who has always been attentive to the creation of objects capable of activating multisensory stories, experiences that investigate the renewed need for involvement of the senses. Mariella Caputo, sommelier, master oil maker and maître of the restaurant Taverna del Capitano, from Nerano, Terra delle Sirene, has always been attentive to read the succession of changes and the consolidation of new habits in the sharing of the table. From the meeting of these two different experiences the project Famiglia Oliva was born: it starts from a Mediterranean icon, the olive oil, of which it proposes to tell the story and the consumption suggesting new gestures. This collection of design objects, made by the craftsmen of Rua Catalana in tin-plated brass and copper, is characterized by archetypal shapes and the naming of the three objects contains the three fundamental elements for the cultivation of the olive tree: Gea – the earth, Elio – the sun and Pigi – the spring.
The experience with
“I decided to participate in because, based on my work on the search for culinary utopias, enhancement of precious ingredients and sensory experiences, I found a perfect harmony between the methodology and the vision with which the projects by are developed and my personal research. Participating in the project also meant embracing the care and attention for the story of the process, from the choice of the culinary ingredient to that of the artisan reality “.
Astrid Luglio
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