Patrizio Cionfoli

Studio Volpi S.r.l.Carnago, Italy


Patrizio Cionfoli has been Head of Design at the innovation agency Studio Volpi in Carnago (Italy) since 2018 and leads teams in Italy and China. He is responsible for design strategies that can generate innovation, business growth and impacts brands like Alessi, Illy, Lavazza, Artsana, Berkel, Midea, Haier, Duracell or Leonardo. He started his career at Whirlpool as product designer for home appliances. As head of the dishwasher design team, he created a strong product identity. 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. He is also a trend researcher and part of the steering committee of the Politecnico di Milano in Product Design.

(January 2022)