Maria Luisa Rossi

Maria Luisa Rossi is an internationally acclaimed designer and educator.

As an undergraduate in Florence, Italy, her work was featured in the prestigious Domus magazine, earning her a scholarship to attend the premiere master’s program in industrial design at the celebrated Domus Academy in Milan. She spent two years in Paris as chief concept designer at ARPE, where she designed interiors for private residences and Japanese hotels. She founded the design consultancy Iavicoli & Rossi in Tokyo, creating furniture and home accessories for manufacturers that included Zeus Noto, Ravarini Castoldi, and Anthologie Quartett. After time in Los Angeles, she returned to Florence in 2002 to become a professor at Polimoda, a leading fashion design and marketing institute, and at ISIA, an industrial and communication design school. She has also taught at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and has conducted workshops at Singapore’s Design Center and the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Appliqué in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Chair of MFA Integrated Design

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