Based between London and Copenhagen, Matteo Fogale specialises in furniture and product design, as well as interiors, installations, creative and strategic consultancy. Driven by an approach that favours honest and premium materials, functionality, and longevity, his work is a combination of everyday objects reinterpreted with a strong iconic character.
Fogale was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) and moved to Italy in 2001. Fogale studied at the Art School Leonardo da Vinci followed by IUAV University of Venice. After graduating he worked on a wide variety of projects with design studios like Patricia Urquiola, Nichetto & Partners, Barber & Osgerby, and MAP Project Office. Fogale lectures at several schools in the UK including Bath Spa University, Ravensbourne, UAL Central Saint Martins, and Kingston School Of Art and freelance as designer for StudioIlse and Heatherwick Studio. Currently he’s also consulting as head of design and product development for ReFramed. Matteo’s work was finalist at the Wood Awards 2021 and awarded a Design Guild Mark from the Furniture Makers’ Company.