About

Ate Rote design office

Design is a dialectical practice

ATE ROTE is an awarded young design office founded in 2016 by  Roberto Rota.
In its work it explores the articulated landscape of Design, moving between many different areas and constitutive topos : beauty, form, function, symbol, technology, materials, human being,  ecosystem. 
It works to achieve a dialogue and a synthesis between these elements, collaborating with design companies and galleries. It exhibits in international design events.
“I believe that Design should be a dialectical practice, a way to bring the multiple back to one, to put the richness of the surrounding world into the object and then offer it to the relationship with man.
I therefore think that practicing Design means mediating between man and the world: speaking to human astonishment for the cosmos, stimulating imagination and planning, arousing admiration and respect for the ecosystem, questioning the unfathomable mysteries of form present in the sense of beauty of each of us”
-Roberto Rota, founder and designer-
Roberto Rota
Graduated with honors at Politecnico di Milano, he works in a field that lies between Industrial Design and Research. He writes for Italian and English Design magazines and he’s consultant in Design Driven Innovation. He’s visiting lecturer at GSSI.
Selected partecipations
Exhibitions
2019_”European Design Festival”, Budapest. Selected to represent Italy
2019_”Free Cage”, i.o.t installation, Biennale of Thessaloniki
2019_”Wood-oo collection”, Salone del Mobile, Pavillon 6, Stand E36.
2018_”Wood-oo chair”, Salone del Mobile, Pavillon 6, Stand E36. 
2017_”So Long!”, Nilufar Depot, Milano, Viale Lancetti 34
2017_”Open Puzzle”, Ventura Lambrate, Milano, Via Oslavia 1
2016_”Modularity”, Open Design Italia, Vicenza, Basilica Palladiana
2016_ “Uroboro”, Ventura Lambrate, Fuori Salone, Milano, Section Emergent Designers
2014_ “Other Place”,  Accademia Carrara of Arts, Bergamo;
2013_ “Alterity”, Accademia Carrara of Arts, Bergamo;
2008_”Concorso di pittura S.Simpliciano”, Beverate: selected work;
2008_”Porteper2″, exhibition of paintings and Sculptures, Sala Comunale di Brivio (LC);
2007_”Passa come Fumo”, Accdemia Carrara di Bergamo;
2005_”Porteper”, exhibition of paintings and Sculptures, Gallery “Caffè Letterario, Bergamo.
2002_Collective Exhibition in Ticosa, Spazio Shed, Como. Curator: L.Caramel. Work selected.
Awards
2017_Artigianato& Design, contest held by CNA Bergamo: 1st prize, with “Infinitoo”, chairmain of the jury : Riccardo Blumer
2017_Ventura Lambrate, Fuori Salone, Milano, Lambrate Via Oslavia 1, Selection Winner
2016_Top Design :Work Selected
2016_Open Design Italia, Basilica Palladiana Vicenza: Work Selected
2016_Ventura Lambrate, Fuori Salone, Milano, Section Emergent Designers. Selection Winner
2014_Contest “Culturability” by Fondazione Unipolis: winners with the project: “ioop“;
2013_Contest “Incubatore di Impresa” by Bergamo Sviluppo-Camera di Commercio di Bergamo: winners with the project “irotee“;
2010_Premio Internazionale Fassa Bortolo per l’Architettura Sostenibile: project mentioned in the book “Architetture per un territorio sostenibile”, Skira Editore, 2010, Milano.
Scientific publications
2012_Il Progetto Sostenibile, 2012, pp 46-51, with Prof. A.Delera
2011_Atti della XIV Conferenza Nazionale della Società degli Urbanisti, Paper, pag 98
Selected press