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 the 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. In 2016, he founded the / àr o / design studio with Raquel Pacchini. They work for a range of companies in the fields of art direction, graphic design, installations and product design.
Using a creative process based on aesthetic and strategic research, the firm transforms the ideas and needs of clients into value systems in order to give rise to a fresh perspective on the brand that revolves around creative direction, products and visual communication.