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Martina Taranto

MA work

Viral Nature

Viral Nature proposes a design intervention that aims to improve the issue of land desertification and soil degradation around the globe.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2019



  • My practice explores the importance of synergy – the interaction of two or more agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. I’m interested in understanding how living beings and inanimate things can cooperate in order to design new ways of cultural, behavioural, ecological interaction.

  • Degrees

  • BA Product Design, IAAD Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design, Turin, Italy, 2015
  • Experience

  • BA graduation project in collaboration with Achille Castiglioni Foundation, Milan, 2015; Design Intern, FabLab, London, 2015–16; Product design intern, Moritz Waldemeyer Studio, London, 2017; Product design intern, Studio Marlène Huissoud, London, 2017; Fellow, #Oneless Fellowship, London, 2018
  • Exhibitions

  • Blend-House, Milan Design Week, 2018; Material Consequences, London Design Festival, 2018; Radio Star Prize UK exhibition, London Design Festival, 2018; Ventura Future, Milan Design Week, 2019
  • Awards

  • Radio Star Prize UK, 2018; Silver A' Design Award, La Smilza, 2017