CrousCalogero is a product design consultancy founded in 2009 by Francesc Crous and Alessandro Calogero after a decennial experience side by side with famous designers and inside big companies's design departments.
They explain their method as follows:
"Our way of working is simple: we try to get to the essence of things, eliminating what is superfluous, always with a focus on the human being.
We don't like 'sculptural' objects, to admire from a distance. We want our objects to transmit a desire to be touched. Functional quality is a basic requirement we take for granted. On top of it we try to suggest a story, made of memories or sensations, to create that impalpable link between objects and people."
In recent years they strengthen their collaboration with different international design firms. Alongside their professional activity they also teach at the design school EINA in Barcelona.
CrousCalogero’s work has been awarded with prestigious prizes like the Silver Delta 2012 and the Delta Selection 2014.
In 2004 he graduated in Product Design from the Eina design school of Barcelona and completed his studies at the Politecnico di Milano.
He collaborated for two years with Martí Guixé and in 2006 he was awarded with the R+FAD grant in order to develop a specific project based on research and innovation.
In 2007 he joined the multidisciplinary team of the Roca Innovation Lab.
His work appeared in different exhibitions and design magazines. Nowadays he is cofounder of CrousCalogero design Studio.
He graduated in 2001, with full marks and honours, in Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano.
From 1997 he starts his collaborations with different designers in Milan, such as Stefano Giovannoni, Guido Venturini and Miriam Mirri.
From 2003 he joins the team of the LG Design Center in Milan.
In 2005 he move to Spain and from 2006 he worked as concept designer for the Roca Innovation Lab. in Barcelona.
Nowadays he is cofounder of CrousCalogero design Studio.