/ àr o/ is an independent creative consultancy studio based in Milan. Founded in 2016 by Andrea Steidl and Raquel Pacchini, the studio works closely with various companies, which the commons scope is a creative research on products, from furniture to materials.
Thanks to a creative process, based on strategic research, the studio convert client’s ideas and inspirations in a system of projects, or in a single object, in order to create an unique vision of the brand.
/ àr o/ Studio focus on creative direction, product design projects and visual communication.
Andrea Steidl graduated from Politecnico di Milano with a degree in Industrial Design and began his career immediately at Patricia Urquiola’s studio. He went on to become a Creative Manager and remained with the firm until 2016. He was responsible for the Design and Product areas and oversaw limited editions, temporary installations, site-specific projects and interior design for a range of clients.
At the same time, in academic circles he started working both as an assistant professor at the Politecnico di Milano and as a course supervisor at Domus Academy and Scuola Politecnica di Design.
Raquel Pacchini is a Brazilian designer that lives and works in Milan.
She graduated from Cesulon University in Londrina – Brazil in 2003, and moved to Montreal in 2004 where she did a master in interior design. In 2007 she moved to Milan, where she worked at Patricia Urquiola Studio as an interior- and product designer until 2014.
Together with designer Andrea Steidl she founded studio /àr-o/ in 2016, where she has been working on architectural, graphic and design projects ever since.