Carlotta de Bevilacqua - architect, designer, entrepeneur, and teacher - studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 1983. Interested primarily in the spatial aspects of lighting and how designs can elicit a sense of well being, she established her own design studio following her studies. Additionally, she has contributed to the success of Artemide by holding several roles ranging from concept designer to CEO for the Brand Strategy & Development. Since 2001, she has been a teacher and lecturer in lighting product design at the Politecnico di Milano and Bocconi University. Respected worldwide by enthusiasts, Carlotta has established herself as a influential player in modern design.