Employment09/27/2010 - Present
Single handed design of luxury product for S.T. Dupont (Paris), concepts for Orange, packaging for GlaxoSmithKline (Ribena, lucozade). ID Consultancy work for Design Gang Network.
Critical & Installation Design
Self initiated installation design of pieces for action research in the public space and for exhibition at V&A Museum of Childhood, Guardian News Media Gallery, London Design Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum.
'Marco Monterzino – had the task of designing a lighter for a highly exclusive company. << I searched for ideas for a long time, I played with forms and tried out luxury materials. Then one day I saw how a man gave light to a woman he did not know. There was a gust of wind, they came closer for a moment and her hands touched his. That's when I had my inspiration.>> He recognized that the beauty lays in the act of giving fire, so he conceived a model that stressed this interplay between two strangers.' Sacha Batthyany, CREDO LGT magazine, May 2012 --- --- --- 'Many people talk the talk, but not that many walk the walk. Marco Monterzino, does both – he talks and walks politics. A product designer by training, following the August 2011 UK riots – so vehemently fuelled by the mass need to own branded goods – he began to question the very meaning of the objects he was creating.' Johnny Tucker, Blueprint Magazine, December 2012