carlo ballabio's design style can be best described as italian minimalism, a philosophy deeply rooted in the essence of simplicity, functionality, and elegance. drawing inspiration from his italian heritage and cultural surroundings, he seamlessly incorporates the principles of minimalism into his creations. he focuses on essential forms, clean lines, and uncluttered aesthetics. carlo's designs embody this essence, expressing a sense of refined sophistication that resonates with discerning individuals seeking timeless and enduring pieces.
carlo ballabio graduated with a degree in industrial design from the prestigious european institute of design (istituto europeo di design, ied) in milan. since 2011, carlo has been making a significant impact as a product development manager and designer at porada, where his creative vision and design prowess continue to shape innovative and distinctive furniture pieces.
one of his notable creations is the "escher" table for emmemobili, which made its debut at the triennale in milan in 2004 during the exhibition "the city of infinity - hypermodernity: displacements of living and producing in lombardy." he is the mastermind behind the award winning ziggy series of day and night furniture proudly presented by atelier.