GUGLIELMO POLETTI (1987) is an Italian designer, currently based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He is one of the 6 young designers selected for the Italian edition of the ‘RISING TALENT AWARDS’ at MAISON&OBJET. Since the very beginning, following his MA studies at the design Academy Eindhoven – Poletti has developed a clear, yet truly personal language. His practice is deeply rooted in a hands-on investigation of materials and their limits, in relation to the notions of balance and fragility. His simple structures and elementary constructions stand as metaphors of defeated complexity, built around the manipulation of unconventional details. His approach is based on a ‘thinking by doing’ philosophy, which he combines with a good deal of intuition, to produce extremely coherent results.