Italo Rota


Architect and designer, Italo Rota was born in 1953 in Milan, where he graduated from the Politecnico.

After winning the competition for the interior spaces of the Musée d'Orsay, he moved to Paris, signing the renovation of the Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou (with Gae Aulenti), the French School rooms in Cour Carré at Louvre, the lighting of the Notre Dame cathedral and Seine promenade and the renovation of Nantes city centre.

He founded Studio Italo Rota & Partners, which deals with international projects from product design to architecture, aiming at achieving the wealth of space and form.

Among his projects, the renovation of the Museo del Novecento, at Palazzo dell’Arengario in Milan and luxury design hotels all over the world. The studio has received many awards,
including the Golden Medal for Italian Architecture for public spaces, the Golden Medal for Italian Architecture for culture and the spare time, the Landmark Conservancy Prize (New York) and the Grand Prix de the Urbanisme conferred in Paris.

Besides his intense professional activity, Italo Rota has written articles for magazines and architecture books held conferences and lectures.

On the occasion of Milan Expo 2015, Studio Italo Rota designed the Kuwait Pavillion.