RICCARDO MONTE DESIGN
RMD is a creative studio based in the Italian Alps.
With the vision of creating a multi-disciplinary studio, architecture, design and art come together to shape one of a kind projects.
Riccardo’s work is simple, honest and authentic.
Riccardo is an architect and maker who loves his job.
Following eight years of work as an architect in London, Riccardo returned to his mountainside home in Ornavasso, Italy – quitting the city and chasing a change in rhythm. This shift in geography and tempo gave structure to Riccardo’s solo practice, which rests on exploring the beauty in the existing and elevating natural materials through low intervention processes. He left the city in 2016 and spent the following six months in a mountain cabin with no electrical power. Remote and in solitude, his time there brought him closer to nature and the values of a simple life. He has since been based in his studio-home, nestled close to the Swiss border in the Alps, working together with his partner Katie – a photographer and producer.
Riccardo studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano and at London South Bank University. In London he worked six years at dRMM architects.
In 2016 he moved back to Italy.
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