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.
Bringing together top design talent with the world’s leading brands.
Clients who’ve collaborated with mega-retailer Target
Amount in negotiated contracts
Designers and brands represented
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Recent Culture + Commerce client projects include:
SLS Hotels tapped Philippe Starck for the overall design of its new Las Vegas hotel, the first post-recession resort on the Vegas strip.
Multidisciplinary designer Dror created both a luggage collection and a flagship store for luxury retailer Tumi, helping to reach a younger, more design-conscious audience.
Italian designer Paola Navone collaborated with Crate and Barrel for its first complete tabletop and home décor collection with an internationally known industrial designer.
Modern-day Renaissance man Lenny Kravitz and his design firm, Kravitz Design, produced a mid-century modern set for Queen Latifah’s talk show.
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.
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.