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Research interests

With an established studio practice based in Brighton, Stefano
Santilli exhibits work and lectures internationally. The current focus is on digitally generated wooden vessels referencing persistent themes of visual overload and the creative appropriation of chance finds. Chance destabilises authorship and the elusive pursuit of an aesthetic ideal, shifting focus to the challenges of crafting unfamiliar materials and a perpetual ‘work in process’.

Scholarly biography

Stefano Santilli is a senior lecturer on the 3D Design & Craft BA(Hons) at Brighton and visiting lecturer at LTH, University of Lund. He has taught design related subjects and has facilitated making workshops at the Politecnico di Milano, University of Westminster, University of Brasov and University of Sharjah.

After a career of producing bespoke pieces and limited production furniture, Stefano’s has worked on public arts commissions and community workshops for the Crafts Council and for the Museum of London.

After a long research period of experimentation with reworking found materials, vessel forms were exhibited as part of a group show at Tresor, Basel 2018.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Brighton


Bachelor, Brighton Polytechnic


Bachelor, Bath Academy of Art



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