Originally trained as an industrial designer, Andrea Ruggiero approaches design as a generalist, bridging various disciplines: In addition to product design, he is actively involved in the design and development of visual identity systems, furniture, packaging, and environments. His opening design for OFFECCT is TEMPO, a flexible multi chair with a work surface for a laptop or a cup of coffee.
Ruggiero's multi-disciplinary practice focuses on delivering comprehensive design solutions to start-up ventures and internationally established brands and his work has been selected for numerous awards, including the Good Design Award, the Award for Design Excellence / ADEX, the International Furniture Design Fair award in Japan, and ID Magazine's Annual Design Review. He studied at the renowned Domus Academy in Milan and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Product Design from Parsons School of Design in New York, where he now teaches Product Design. Half Italian, half Hungarian, Andrea was raised in Italy, China, and Austria.