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Bringing together top design talent with the world’s leading brands.

Built on the belief that “good design is good business,” creative management agency Culture + Commerce is known for connecting its top design talent with the world’s leading brands. The agency helps businesses leverage design across industries—from beauty to hospitality—and works with companies such as Microsoft, PUMA, MAC Cosmetics and Crate and Barrel. In addition, C + C handles public relations and business development for clients including Federlegno Arredo Eventi, Lualdi, Molteni and HOK Product Design.

5

Clients who’ve collaborated with mega-retailer Target

$100M+

Amount in negotiated contracts

17

Designers and brands represented

Projects

Leadership

MICHELE CANIATO
“I don’t work because I get paid; I love what I do.”
MICHELE CANIATO, President

NOW 

I’m President of both Material ConneXion, the world’s largest materials library, and Culture + Commerce, the country’s leading design management agency. At Material ConneXion, where I’ve worked for over 15 years, I’ve overseen our expansion into a worldwide business, with six locations across the globe. At Culture + Commerce, my team and I play matchmaker, pairing some of the design field’s biggest names with major retailers and managing public relations and business development for design industry clients.

 

THEN 

I grew up in Milan, with design in my DNA. Eighteen years ago I moved to New York—supposedly for six months—to learn the language, but I fell in love with the city. Before Material ConneXion, I was at Kartell.