is a pendant in wood, made in Italy by Pettinà.
Design AUT + Chiara Onida.

Bissa was presented in Milan for the Salone 2014 within the project From-To, curated by Martino Gamper and CNA / Confartigianato Vicenza

Bissa- Suspension light




Moon is a coffee table in Vicenza stone and metal, made in Vicenza, Italy, by Celsan Renato.
Design AUT + Chiara Onida.

Moon was presented in Milan for the Salone 2014 within the project From-To, curated by Martino Gamper and CNA / Confartigianato Vicenza


Moon at From-To, Milan 2014



Agorà. Photo by Claudia Zalla
Agorà. Photo by Claudia Zalla

Agorà. Photo by Claudia Zalla
Agorà. Photo by Claudia Zalla 

 is a set of bowls in stone made in Vicenza, Italy, by Celsan Renato.
Coloured spots obtained by absorption of water-soluble colours.

Design AUT + Chiara Onida.
Agorà was presented in Milan for the Salone 2014 within the project From-To, curated by Martino Gamper and CNA / Confartigianato Vicenza

year: 2014
designed with: AUT
material: stone
dimensions: d 22cm, D 36cm
manufacturer: Celsan


Maps is a collection of jewellery designed for the exhibition "Designer's Joy" at Secondome gallery in Rome
December 2014

From the XV century European explorers penetrated the African and American continents sailing up rivers from the sea. They carried glass beads to be used in trading and exchange with indigenous communities.
These jewels give a contemporary interpretation to trading beads and question the role they could have nowadays. The result are new bead typologies, whose colours and shapes recall aerial of deltas and imaginary rivers: treated as small imaginary landscapes, these beads mix and crystallise the concepts of value, exchange, gift, and offer a reflection jewellery as a vector that carries both personal and shared meanings. 

Each bead is unique and handmade in Venice, Italy, by Amber Hauch and Francesco Misserotti.
All silver and brass parts are bespoke and hand-made by Eugenio Lovato in Vicenza, Italy.
The packaging is a project by Studio Fludd.

Maps - 01

Maps - 02

Maps - 03

Packaging by Studio Fludd

Packaging by Studio Fludd

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Elle Decor




Trivets in grès made in Italy by Lineasette Ceramiche.
Design AUT+Chiara Onida.
Images and styling by Studio Fludd.

Trivet was presented in Milan for the Salone 2014 within the project From-To, curated by Martino Gamper and CNA / Confartigianato Vicenza.
Available for purchase at Lineasette Ceramiche.

Trivet. Styling and photo by Studio Fludd

Trivet. Styling and photo by Studio Fludd

Trivet. Styling and photo by Studio Fludd


KLÀAO are six perfume bottles designed by Chiara Onida + AUT for the DesignMarketo event Perfume, Sir?, London Design Festival 2013.

One material, produced and used in different ways, evokes different sensations within the same object: a stone-like bulk of coloured glass, and a more delicate vial sitting on it, work together as two parts of a united system. The objects references the mortar and pestle set, where the two objects work together to crush pepper and other spices.







Selecting the colours in the furnace in Venice

KLÀAO 01, glass base

Breaking the Mould 

Project website

Breaking the Mould is an exploration in experimental approaches to the traditional techniques of glass making from Murano, Venice.
The project started in winter 2011, in partnership with Salviati, with the goal of investigating the possibilities of introducing innovation to glass production, whilst respecting the legacy and nuances of the Muranese tradition. 

The research conducted so far have led to the production of two limited editions of unique pieces: BTM 01 is a focus on the mould as a traditional tool to be re-interpreted; BTM 02 explores the properties of silica and ceramic textiles when used as moulds. BTM 03 will soon be presented in Milan, for the Salone 2015.
Each project see the core team of BTM collaborating with professionals that are interested joining the team to work on a set theme.

Salviati is the partner that have supported the project and the production for all pieces.

Freedom’s Soldiers

AUT+Chiara Onida for Desiderabilia / IN Residence. April 2014

Freedom’s soldiers is the title for a book that collects stories of black soldiers (formerly slaves) that during the Civil War in the US fought with the will to free society from slavery.

On a smaller scale, the desire expressed with this project is symbolic: freeing the toy soldier from being a mass-produced object and giving each soldier more personality using 3D printing as a production technique that allows greater customisation.
Our soldiers say goodbye to weapons, rifle and to a war that is not their own to embrace everyday objects and run towards other adventures in everyday life

Freedom soldiers

Freedom Soldiers at Ventura Lambrate, Milan 2014

Desiderabilia engaged 25 designers is a project in which they were each asked to produce personal “objects of desire”, strategic visions linked to quality of life, Design Thinking and Process Design. The project was conceived by IN Residence with the goal of finding and “congealing” of the conditionings that more or less unconsciously steer our individual choices and ambitions towards forms of desirable things. The objects are not the material form of an idea, but rather a “dream”, which project a need and foster a condition of satisfaction and well-being that knows no greed because it is independent from the object recognized as a simulacrum.

The designs’ virtual drawings were made for automated production with 3D Printing, rendering their making uniform and creating 25 small blue prototypes”. Each of these are free of artisanal and individual references to be exhibited exclusively in the immaterial consistency of dreams within a contemporary Wünschenkammer of contrasting neon.

The exhibition, curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainò, was put on in the heart of the Ventura-Lambrate area during the FuoriSalone 2014 weekend, showing works to the public by: 45 kilo, Anton Alvarez, AUT + Chiara Onida, BCXSY, Julien Carretero, Matteo Cibic, Ciszak – Dalmas, Commonplace, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez , FormaFantasma, Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny, Hilda Hellström, Pepe Heykoop, Kolk & Kusters, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Andrea Magnani, Philippe Malouin, Peter Marigold, Minale – Maeda, Mischer’Traxler, Liliana Ovalle, Lex Pot, Studio Besau-Marguerre, Poetic Lab and Giorgia Zanellato

A scene coded

2014 | Elle decoration/Lancôme | glass beads | one-off

The code arranged in a string of glass beads

The projects selected for the Lancôme Award at Maxxi, Rome.
Photo by Serena Heller

Photo by Serena Heller

The brief by Lancôme and Elle Decoration was to express the power of an hypnotic gaze. 

The outcome for the Lancôme Award 2014 is a an open necklace, a string of embroidery beads in glass organised in a sequence. Each bead stands for a letter, and each cluster of coloured beads stands for a word in a short story. The story is about the tension between lovers, their desire, their will to express and explore feelings through long, deep gazes that connect and hypnotise.

The aim of this work is to find a way to preserve a specific moment or experience, by recording it, freezing it, avoiding loosing information and details. Like devices to record data and information, the eye in this work is the witness of a scene and becomes the support to store the memory; the beads are the language used to code the memory/experience.
The short story, written in Italian, aspires to be a subjective description of a moment in a love story, delivered through a report on tangible details of a scene/environment. The feelings embedded in the story vibrate every time the code is unravelled.

The beads used in the work are glass beads still made in Murano. Different colours and finishes are used for the different purposes: black frosted beads; transparent blue beads; blue beads with silver finish; opaque blue and light blue beads.

The project was presented in Rome at Maxxi Museum, where it was on display from November 2014 to January 2015