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Libero Rutilo, born in Montreal, spent his youth alternating between Italy and Canada. After the graduation in Industrial Design at the University of Montreal, in 2005, Libero Rutilo moved to Milan where he worked with Alessandro Mendini and other leading design firms.
Ekaterina Shchetina was born in Krasnodar city, southern Russia. She showed a natural artistic aptitude ever since a young age and her studies in Fine Arts. She too felt the call to move to Milan, where she completed her studies and began working in the field of interior design.
In 2012 Libero and Ekaterina found DesignLibero – multidisciplinary design studio that offers creative services in interior, product, graphic design and art direction for leading companies.
Their works received numerous internationals design awards and have been selected by some of influential museums such as: la Triennale, the Base and Telefonica Foundation.

“Every new project we design is an emulsion of intuition, sensations, memories, strategy, needs and functionality. we love to discover new opportunities and improve the world around us in unexpected ways. This approach drives us in designing unique, meaningful and innovative projects based on real needs.”


2017 - A’design award. Platinum 
“Silhouette collection”

2017 - Progetto G. B. Grattoni
“Leggi con me”

2017 - Young & design.
Sponsor prize. “Animaze”

2017 - Sprech Agorà Design Contest.
1st Prize “Infinity”

2016 - Next design innovation 
“IO lamp”

2016 - Young Factory Design. 
1st Prize “Ricordi del sud”

2016 - Indoor / Outdoor Modula. 
1st Prize. “Stitch”

2015 - PORADA international design award.
2nd Prize “Tronko”

2015 - Significant Furniture by Morelato

2014 - PORADA international design award.
1st Prize. “Double loop“

2014 - PORADA international design award.
3rd Prize “Zen“

2014 - You are how you eat design contest. Adobe, Alessi, Shapeways
3rd place.

2013 - Cristalplant Design Contest with Falper.
Honorable mention. “Aurora”


2017 - ADI design index. 
Museo Scienza e Tecnologia /Milano

2017 -3D - Imprimir el Mundo. 
Fundación Telefonica /Madrid Material Immaterial.

2017 - Fabric-action
Università degli Studi di Milano. Milano

2017 - Design Nomade.
Fuorisalone / Base Milano

2016 - XXI Triennale di Milano.
21st Century. Design After Design.

2016 - Maker Faire.
Fiera di Roma / Italy

2016 - Italia Digitale.
UniCredit Pavilion / Milan, Italy

2016 - HOMI. Design Competition Creatività 3. 
Rho Fiera / Milan, Italy

2016 - Next Design Innovation.
Zona Santambrogio Design District / Milan, Italy

2016 -100 + 10 PROGETTI.
Palazzo Taidelli / Sanguinetto, Italy

2011 - Recession Design. My Place.
Fabbrica del Vapore / Milan, Italy

2010 - Recession Design. FAI-DA-TE.
Fabbrica del Vapore / Milan, Italy

We worked with : 

Morelato ebanisteria italiana,  Hands on Design,  Thelos, Porada,  United Pets,  Fornace de Martino,  Leolane,  RISO Porcelain,  Nakagawa Shuji,  Ampelio Gorla Arredamenti,  Falegnameria Curioni,  Principleglobal,  Comune di Milano,  Nespresso,  Barwa Bank,  Bnl,  Forte Bank,  Tim,  Cnhi,  Fpt,  Case Ih,  Underline,  Celly,  Esprinet, Nilox,  Intesa Sanpaolo,  AC Lesmo,  Estel group,  Telecom Italia,  Luppichini Lighting&Design , Dulver® ,  IED istituto europeo di design,  Hiro design,  atelier Franceschinis